Being a privacy advocate, Darren Chaker tended to lean against use of GPS devices absent a warrant to enforce the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court found in U.S. v. Jones (2012) 132 S.Ct. 945, determined by attaching a GPS device to a person's vehicle to track their movements constitutes a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. Authorities obtained a search warrant to install a GPS device on defendant’s car as part of a drug trafficking investigation. They did not install the device until after the warrant expired. The device was used to track defendant's movements for almost a month. When charges were filed against defendant he moved to suppress the GPS evidence as the product of an illegal search. His motion was denied in part. The D.C. Circuit reversed the conviction based on the admission of this evidence.
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