The Justice Department has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the use of GPS tracking devices on suspect vehicles without a warrant is allowed under the Fourth Amendment.
The DOJ, in a 121-page brief filed on Friday, argued a D.C. appellate court got it wrong when it upheld a lower court's decision to overturn the conviction of Antoine Jones for running a drug ring in D.C.
Federal agents had attached a GPS tracking device to Jones' vehicle, and used its movements as key evidence in the case. In the brief, the DOJ argues agents attained a warrant good for 10 days, and installed the tracker on the 11th day.
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