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    Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th Amen

    Last time I checked there were was no "applies only inside home" in fine print in the 4th amendment.


    Appeals court derails use of GPS in case - Washington Times

    A sharply-divided federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that police can't use GPS to track a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, rejecting a bid by the Justice Department to have the life sentence of a convicted drug dealer reinstated.

    In a case closely watched by national civil liberties groups, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a 5-4 decision upheld a lower court ruling that GPS data proved "essential to the government's case" against Antoine Jones and a warrant was needed.

    The decision, released late Friday without comment, came three months after a three-judge panel reversed the life sentence of Jones, who was convicted of running a drug ring from a D.C. nightclub. His lawyers had argued that the government's use of GPS technology violated his "reasonable expectation of privacy."
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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    I like the decision,

    I am suprised by it to a large degree, but I like it
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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Wait a minute here....We can't board a plane without having a proctological exam, but now we can't track drug dealers because it violates their rights?

    Something is seriously wrong here.


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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute here....We can't board a plane without having a proctological exam, but now we can't track drug dealers because it violates their rights?

    Something is seriously wrong here.


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    Hopefully that will get challenged in court and TSA will not be allowed to virtually strip search people and give invasive pat downs.
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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute here....We can't board a plane without having a proctological exam, but now we can't track drug dealers because it violates their rights?

    Something is seriously wrong here.


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    Suspected drug dealers. Important difference.

    No, that doesn't make it any more sensible.
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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    If anyone ever wondered if those who run the Government are lacking in mental acuity or not these new policies should clear up any questions you still have.

    We can't profile because some dumb asses will feel bad so they decide to feel you up, instead.

    And now the new orders coming soon to an airport near you, bought to you by T.S.A. in association with N.A.M.B.LA.

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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute here....We can't board a plane without having a proctological exam, but now we can't track drug dealers because it violates their rights?

    Something is seriously wrong here.


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    One is done without a consent or a warrant (the drug dealer) the other is done with consent in which case they don't need a warrant. Two tottally different issues.

    And no I'm not going to go through all this again. I just figured that someone should point out that the drug dealer was being tracked without his consent while passangers going through a security checkpoint at an airport do so willingly. I know that ignoring these little nuances is easier than admitting that there is a difference so I understand your perspective.

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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute here....We can't board a plane without having a proctological exam, but now we can't track drug dealers because it violates their rights?

    Something is seriously wrong here.


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    Yea, something IS wrong.... the proctological exams.
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    Re: Appeals court derails use of GPS in case Decides tracking for drugs violates 4th

    Good ruling. What else can I say?

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