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“The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the authorities need a probable-cause warrant from a judge to affix a GPS device to a vehicle and monitor its every move.

The decision (.pdf) in what is arguably the biggest Fourth Amendment case in the computer age, rejected the Obama administration’s position that American’s had no privacy in their public movements. The government had told the high court that it could affix GPS devices on the vehicles of all members of the Supreme Court, without a warrant.

‘We hold that the government’s installation of a GPS device on a target’s vehicle, and its use of that device to monitor the vehicle’s movements, constitutes a ‘search,’’ Justice Antonin Scalia wrote.

The justices agreed to hear the case to settle conflicting lower-court decisions — some of which ruled a warrant was necessary, while others found the government had unchecked GPS surveillance powers….


Every once in a while, we are blessed with the assurance that the Constitution of the United States is still valid in spite of those out to destroy it.

Should we expect to Obama to unleash and assault against SCOTUS at tomorrow night’s SOTU?  We all know how Comrade Obama despises those checks and balances.

See decision, United States v. Jones (pdf).