Trial Magazine, August 2012, p. 56
6 Pages Posted: 9 Oct 2012 Last revised: 12 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2012
This article analyzes the 2012 decision in United States v. Jones in which the Court struck down the warrantless electronic surveillance of a car, on which the police had planted a GPS device and tracked 24 hours a day for 28 days. The Court concluded that the physical attachment of the device, without a warrant, violated the defendants expectations of privacy. Unfortunately, the case did not address the many cases where no physical trespass would be necessary to electronically follow a car. I propose a solution that would apply to all cases.
Keywords: Fourth Amendment, Automobile searches, Electronic surveillance
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bradley, Craig, Technology and Police Work (2012). Trial Magazine, August 2012, p. 56; Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 212. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2158667