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By Associated Press, December 13, 2013

NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court added its voice Friday to a growing chorus of rulings defining when a GPS device can be used to track a criminal suspect, refusing to toss out evidence gathered without a warrant in a Vermont drug case.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld the convictions of three men arrested after Burlington police pursued a drug ring suspected of transporting cocaine from Massachusetts to Vermont. It said the federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent who attached the device to the vehicle acted constitutionally, because investigators had probable cause to believe the car was being used to commit a crime.

Click for entire report http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/court-gps-placed-on-vt-suspects-car-legally/2013/12/13/762939ea-643e-11e3-af0d-4bb80d704888_story.html


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