SCOTUS Reviews 4th Amendment Surveillance Case


A legal organization that advocates for constitutional freedom is watching a 4th Amendment case currently being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.


The case is Carpenter v. The United States, which reached the court from the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals.


The case involves a gang of armed robbers who were tracked by authorities after one of the robbers confessed to the crime and gave up his cell phone number and the numbers of his accomplices. Using cell phone data, authorities analyzed the usage history to trace their movements for 127 days, a Washington Post story