"In the age of cruise-missile assassinations of U.S. citizens without a trial, a Supreme Court victory for civil liberties and freedom is a welcome aberration. Yesterday, a unanimous court ruled in U.S. v. Jones that police don’t have the authority to put GPS tracking devices on vehicles unless they get a warrant first. Yes, you’ve read that right: Until now, the government could and often did mount GPS units on cars and track them without any court’s permission.
"Hold off on the celebratory burnouts, however. Even though the unanimous decision appears to be a sweeping condemnation of warrantless vehicle tracking by the government, disagreement among court members about why it was illegal guarantees we’ll have much more surveillance in the near future."
[Anyone else worried about the police state we seem to be traveling toward at faster and faster speeds?]