Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Court’s Reversal Leaves Phones Open to Warrantless Tracking

In a decision published Tuesday, a panel of 11th circuit judges overturned the ruling the same circuit court made last year in US vs. Davis, which found that obtaining Davis’ past cellphone location without a warrant violated his fourth amendment right to privacy. The new ruling instead finds that because Davis’ phone location data wasn’t Davis’s property, but the property of his phone carrier, MetroPCS—a legal argument known as the “third party doctrine”—he had no expectation of that data’s privacy, and the cops tracking him didn’t in fact need a warrant.

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