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Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Location Tracking


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Federal Appeals Court Rules Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Location Tracking

RICHMOND, Va. - In a decision that increases the possibility that the Supreme Court may take up the issue of warrantless phone tracking, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before seeking a person’s historical cell phone location information from that person’s cell phone company.

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