[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [decision, PDF] that police did not violate the Fourth Amendment [text] protection against illegal searches when they tracked a suspect's cell phone using the phone's global positioning system (GPS) [JURIST news archive] signal. Melvin Skinner was convicted on drug charges after police used the GPS system in his cell phone to locate him while he was transporting large quantities of marijuana....

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