Federal Government advocates legality of G.P.S. tracking at the border.

A fascinating piece from Cyrus Farivar, included below, documents the federal government’s attempts to carve out a “border exception” to the requirement of a search warrant to attach a GPS tracking device on a vehicle coming through an international border.


Despite the clear holding of Jones. v. United States which was reinforced in the recent Carpenter decision, the federal government advocates that it can attach a GPS device to your vehicle when it’s coming into the United States through Canada or Mexico and monitor your every move in that vehicle for up to 48 hours.

Given the Government’s persistence, this issue is not going to go away, requiring further monitoring (no pun intended).

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