FC: Washington state court says GPS tracking requires warrant

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sun Sep 14 2003 - 23:27:09 PDT

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    Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 11:16:14 -0400
    From: Monty Solomon <montyat_private>
    Subject: Tracking suspect via GPS requires warrant, Wash. court rules
    Tracking suspect via GPS requires warrant, Wash. court rules
    By Paul Queary, Associated Press, 9/12/2003
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Police cannot attach a Global Positioning System
    tracker to a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, the Washington
    Supreme Court declared yesterday in the first such ruling in the
    The court, however, refused to overturn the murder conviction of
    William Bradley Jackson, who unknowingly led police to the shallow
    grave of his 9-year-old daughter in 1999. Spokane County deputies had
    a warrant for the GPS tracking device used in that case, although
    prosecutors argued they did not need one.
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