Mealey's IP/Tech - 1st Circuit Finds GPS Monitoring Of Vehicle Did Not Violate 4th Amendment

Mealey's IP/Tech - 1st Circuit Finds GPS Monitoring Of Vehicle Did Not Violate 4th Amendment

BOSTON - The installation of a global positioning system (GPS) device on a suspected arsonist's vehicle fell within the good faith exception to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel found Feb. 28, upholding a lower court's denial of the defendant's motion to suppress the GPS evidence (United States of America v. Jose L. Baez, No. 13-1025, 1st Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 3858).

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