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Give them an inch, they’ll take a mile, GPS edition

by @ 8:19 on May 11, 2009. Filed under Lawgivers-In-Black, Politics - Wisconsin.

The Chicago Tribune reports that, in response to a challenge of the attachment of a GPS tracking device to a vehicle with a warrant, the Wisconsin District 4 Court of Appeals (based in Madison) ruled that not only can that happen, but warrantless attachment of GPS tracking devices to vehicles owned by those not considered suspects while said vehicles are parked on private driveways can happen as well.

I guess it’s time to start regular sweeps of Blue Thunder for tracking devices as keeping it in a locked place is not exactly an option. I can see the 4th District or one of its sister liberal appellate courts throwing out the requirement that an officer be able to prove who is driving a car to issue a speeding ticket, and GPS is very handy in providing speed data as well as location data.

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