United States v. Jones: GPS Monitoring, Property, and Privacy

The Congressional Research Service recently released a report on Unites States v. Jones after the decision by the Supreme Court.  The majority held that the attachment of the GPS device and an attempt to obtain information was the violation; Justice Alito, concurring, argued that the monitoring was a violation of Jones’s reasonable expectation of privacy; and Justice Sotomayor, also concurring, agreed with them both, but would provide further Fourth Amendment protections. This report examines these three decisions in an effort to find their place in the body of existing Fourth Amendment law pertaining to privacy, property, and technology.

Find a link to the report here.

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