The Obama administration will argue before a federal appeals court on
Tuesday that law enforcement must regain the ability to use GPS
tracking devices without a warrant, which it says is necessary to
continue the fight against terrorism.
The use of GPS devices in warrantless snooping has been illegal since January 2012, when the Supreme Court ruled that vehicles are private property
protected by the Fourth Amendment, which guarantees freedom from
unreasonable search and seizure. If the Obama administration is
successful on its appeal however, GPS devices will be fair game for
police nationwide. Read more here.