Category Archives: GPS / Tracking Data

WaPo: The used car that came with a special option: A GPS device secretly installed by the police

WaPo: The used car that came with a special option: A GPS device secretly installed by the police by Orin Kerr:

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NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking

NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking by Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg: They can figure out when you leave town and see where you parked your car. They can see how many times … Continue reading

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Talk Business: GPS technology benefits used car industry, privacy concerns remain

Talk Business: GPS technology benefits used car industry, privacy concerns remain; used car sales to rise in 2017 by Jeff Della Rosa

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TX6: USDC dismissal w/o prejudice for Heck bar not preclusive of later state court action

Plaintiff originally sued in federal court and was barred by Heck, but dismissal was without prejudice to removal of the Heck bar. That was not preclusive of a state court action as res judicata. He claimed an unlawful seizure and … Continue reading

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Portland Press Herald: State seeks more authority in investigations of suspected lobstering violations: secretly installed GPS in boats

Portland Press Herald: State seeks more authority in investigations of suspected lobstering violations by Kevin Miller Legislation is being drafted to make it easier for Maine Marine Patrol officers to secretly install tracking or surveillance devices on boats.

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E.D.N.Y.: 791 days of GPS tracking of a parolee to catch others in a DTO was [somehow] not unreasonable

In a really strange case, a GPS monitor to track curfew violations of a parolee was left on for 791 days. The parole officers and then other officers watched where he was going to attempt to crack a drug trafficking … Continue reading

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NYLJ.com: Electronic GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment

NYLJ.com: Electronic GPS Tracking and the Fourth Amendment by Martin Flumenbaum & Brad S. Karp: In their Second Circuit Review column, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp examine two decisions which appear to reflect the court’s growing interest in the … Continue reading

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Minnesota Lawyer: Fourth Amendment battle brewing over ignition interlock GPS

Minnesota Lawyer: Fourth Amendment battle brewing over ignition interlock GPS by Mike Mosedale

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NC: After Grady, sex offender GPS monitoring requires a reasonableness hearing on def’s request

Post-Grady, the reasonableness requirement of the Fourth Amendment required the trial court conduct a hearing if the defendant objects to GPS monitoring. State v. Stroessenreuther, 2016 N.C. App. LEXIS 1240 (Dec. 6, 2016):

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E.D.N.C.: No PC for GPS information from any phone that connected to the target phone; and no GFE

“Because the first pen order allowed officers to retrieve GPS location information about any phone which contacted the target phones, and nothing in the affidavit shows the relation between those contacting phones and the underlying criminal activity, the magistrate judge … Continue reading

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D.Nev.: GPS warrant based on transaction from car three weeks earlier wasn’t stale

A GPS tracking warrant wasn’t stale based on a drug deal out of the car three weeks earlier. That led to probable cause to stop and search the vehicle two weeks later. United States v. Cabrera, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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Two on good faith: No showing of PC for (1) GPS warrant and (2) nexus to def’s house

Game officers got a GPS warrant for defendant’s truck because they suspected him of hunting violations. After a couple of weeks, the truck’s movements were monitored daily. The issuance of the GPS warrant was without a finding of probable cause … Continue reading

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