US argues to preserve GPS tracking
From Friday's Wall Street Journal
The government maintains "that a warrant is not needed for a GPS search, as the Court…did not resolve that question," a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Nevertheless, she said, the department has "advised agents and prosecutors going forward to take the most prudent steps and obtain a warrant for new or ongoing investigations" in most cases.
The government's awkward position—saying search warrants are not needed but advising agents to seek warrants anyway—highlights the unanswered questions about digital tracking techniques that remain in the wake of the court's privacy decision in U.S. v. Jones in January.