4th Amendment – US v. Jones

US V. Jones And The Fourth Amendment

Law enforcement’s most recent effort to turn America into a Soviet-style surveillance society through the use GPS technology has been rebuffed by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court.  The Court based its opinion on, and breathed new life into, the Fourth Amendment’s protection of the American People against unreasonable governmental searches and seizures.  Even better, the Court’s decision was based on the original textual meaning of the Fourth Amendment which was based on property rights, rather than its judge-made, evolving doctrine of privacy.  There is reason for hope that in the fight against unlawful searches and seizures; the tide may have been turned.

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