Posts Tagged ‘Fourth Amendment’

It’s Official: D.C. Cops Can’t GPS You Without a Warrant

Today the Supreme Court released its decision on United States vs. Jones, the case of D.C. nightclub owner Antoine Jones who was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking after MPD—without a warrant—installed a GPS tracker on his car and monitored his movements for 30 days. Jones appealed, arguing that the tracker was a [...]

Antoine Jones and the Fourth Amendment

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments tomorrow in the case of United States v. Jones. Jones is about nightclub owner Antoine Jones, whose 2008 conviction for drug trafficking (which carried a life sentence) was overturned by the D.C.'s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last year after justices decided he was tracked illegally by the Metropolitan [...]

VIDEO: Flex(ing) Your Rights: How to get out of a Metro Search

A number of our readers have voiced their displeasure with the Metro Authority's new bag check policy. Steven Silverman of Flex Your Rights and his army of interns know how you feel, and they've got some words of wisdom: "We encourage people to say–clearly, calmly, repectfully–'officer, I do not consent to any searches.'"