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US Court Says Cops Don’t Need a Warrant for Cell Location Data

Police do not need a warrant to determine a suspect’s location based upon cell-site information, an appeals court has ruled.

In a 12-3 vote, the Fourth Circuit appeals court overturned a notable decision last year, arguing that the government can get the information from a third-party, which doesn’t violate a person’s Fourth Amendment right to protection against unwarranted searches and seizures. However, this latest ruling appears to contradict an earlier decision from last year. The result probably will be an appeal to the US Supreme Court.

Details may be found in an article at

Categories: Legal Affairs

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