2Order. On the 11th day, and not in the District of Columbia but in Maryland, FBI agentsinstalled a GPS tracking device on the undercarriage of the Jeep while it was parked in a public parking lot. Over the next 28 days, the Government used the device to track the vehicle'smovements, and by means of signals from multiple satellites, the device established the vehicle’slocation within 50 to 100 feet, and communicated that location by cellular phone to aGovernment computer. It relayed more than 2,000 pages of data over the four-week period.Mr. Jones moved to suppress the data obtained from the GPS device. This Courtdenied the motion and allowed the Government to introduce the GPS- derived data, which thegovernment argued connected Jones to the stash house at 9508 Potomac Drive, Ft. Washington,MD, that contained $850,000 in cash, 97 kilograms of
cocaine, and 1 kilogram of cocaine base.Also at that location were three Mexicans, including Roel Bremea, who testified against Mr.Jones at both trials pursuant to a cooperation agreement. A jury convicted Mr. Jones at thesecond trial of his case and the Court sentenced him to life in prison.The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversedthe conviction because admission of the evidence obtained by the warrantless use of the GPSdevice violated the Fourth Amendment.
United States v. Maynard,
615 F.3d 544 (2010). InJanuary of this year, the Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals.
See United States v. Jones
, 132 S.Ct. 945 (2012).
The Fourth Amendment provides that “The right of the people to be secure intheir persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be
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