Law Enforcement Used GPS Tracking Device In Good Faith, 2nd Circuit Rules

Law Enforcement Used GPS Tracking Device In Good Faith, 2nd Circuit Rules

RUTLAND, Vt. - Despite subsequent U.S. Supreme Court precedent that deemed warrantless use of a global positioning system (GPS) device on a car to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Dec. 13 held that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's placement of such a device prior to that ruling was done in good faith and based on existing binding appellate precedent (United States v. Stephen Aguiar, et al., No. 11-5262-cr, 11-5329-cr and 11-5330-cr, 2nd Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 24803).

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