GPS Tracking. Does it constitue a ‘search’?

In United States v. Jones, the Supreme Court held that the installation and use of a GPS device on a targets vehicle constituted a search. For those unfamiliar with the case, the basic facts are as follows. Antoine Jones, a Washington nightclub owner, was suspected of being part of a cocaine selling operation. To confirm these suspicions, police officers placed a GPS tracking device on a vehicle driven by the defendant after obtaining a search warrant. However, the installation of the GPS device did not take place within the 10 day period authorized by the search warrant – it happened on the 11th day.  Continue reading “GPS Tracking. Does it constitue a ‘search’?”