The United States Supreme Court today ruled that warrantless use of GPS tracking devices is a violation of the US Constitution. The ruling was handed down by an unanimous Court, which invalidated the conviction of an alleged drug dealer whose movements were tracked through the use of a GPS device planted on his car.
The reversal of the conviction was unanimous, but the reasoning behind the reversal was not. The majority of the Court declared in an opinion authored by Justice Scalia that placing the tracking device was a physical intrusion upon a private area, and therefore constituted a “search”. The opinion of the Court was joined by Thomas, Sotomayor, Kennedy and Roberts.
Bill of Rights 1, Tyranny of Big Government 0.
James M. “Matt” Stiller, Jr. represents the accused in all manner of criminal arrests and prosecutions, including Delaware DUI cases, Delaware drug crimes, sex crimes and (his favorite) DUI cases in Dover, Wilmington, Georgetown and other areas od the First State. Mr. Stiller is admitted to practice before all Delaware Courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America.