Good News? Maybe. Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Need Warrants

By: Monday June 30, 2014 8:13 am

There are signs of hope that the Supreme Court will return to its check and balance role of the Constitutional era. One such sign, directly addressing the Fourth Amendment (the Court also just issued a ruling determining the procedures for challenging one’s inclusion in the No-Fly list are unconstitutional, another hopeful sign) is a recent [...]

Federal Appeals Court Hears Argument on Warrantless GPS Tracking

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 2:25 pm

A federal appeals court is hearing argument over whether the government should have to obtain a warrant before using GPS tracking. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in court to argue against warrantless GPS tracking. The case is US v. Katzin. As ACLU staff attorney Catherine Crump describes: In 2010, hoping to confirm their suspicion [...]

Justice Department Keeps GPS Tracking Legal Opinions Secret

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 4:18 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has received what it considers to be two key memos, which indicate how the Justice Department views when it can and cannot legally track Americans with GPS tracking devices. The memos requested after the ACLU sued the department in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request are both heavily [...]

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