The lawyers over at the Justice Department are trying to figure out whether they should ask the Supreme Court to consider a case with far reaching implications involving the use of a GPS to track a criminal, the Blog of Legal Times reports.
The case centers around former D.C. night club owner Antoine Jones, who was convicted of drug trafficking. Last August, the D.C. Court of Appeals vacated the conviction and life sentence, ruling that federal investigators violated his Fourth Amendment rights by not getting a warrant before they placed a GPS on his car. He remains in custody pending a new trial.
The deadline to file a petition before the court is April 15, the blog reported.
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