Court: Police must get warrants before placing GPS trackers on cars

A warrant is necessary for law-enforcement officers to place a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined. The ruling stems from a case in which officers used a GPS tracker to investigate a series of pharmacy burglaries. The Supreme Court has previously held that using a GPS tracker on a vehicle is an intrusion by the government, but did not specify whether warrants were necessary.

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