Score One For The 4th Amendment: Appeals Court Says Police Need A Warrant To Track Phone Users' Location

Score One For The 4th Amendment: Appeals Court Says Police Need A Warrant To Track Phone Users' Location

Via Techdirt:

A very big and important ruling came out yesterday in the 11th Circuit appeals court, saying that police need to get a warrant to track someone's location (via their mobile phone locations). This is a big deal, as we've been discussing for years. Many state courts have issued similar rulings, but many federal courts had gone the other way. While a few district courts had agreed that a warrant was needed, having an appeals court say so is a big deal.

In this case, the defendant, Quartavius Davis, was accused of a bunch of crimes, involving robbing a bunch of stores. Among the variety of eviden...

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