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UNITED STATES v. JONES

Docket No.: 10-1259
Certiorari Granted: 06/27/11
Argued: November 8, 2011
Decided: 01/23/12

Topics:

Fourth Amendment, EPA, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, privacy, probable cause, property rights, search and seizure, searches and seizures

PartyNames: United States v. Antoine Jones
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Antoine Jones

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 615 F.3d 544
Supreme Court Observer Blog Post for UNITED STATES v. JONES

United States
v.
Antoine Jones

Other Citations: 132 S.Ct. 945
Question Presented:

Whether the warrantless use of a tracking device on respondent's vehicle to monitor its movements on public streets violated the Fourth Amendment.

Question:

Did the warrantless use of a tracking device on Jones's vehicle to monitor its movements on public streets violate Jones' Fourth Amendment rights?

Note:

IN ADDITION TO THE QUESTION PRESENTED BY THE PETITION, THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED TO BRIEF AND ARGUE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: "WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT VIOLATED RESPONDENT'S FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS BY INSTALLING THE GPS TRACKING DEVICE ON HIS VEHICLE WITHOUT A VALID WARRANT AND WITHOUT HIS CONSENT." CERT. GRANTED 6/27/201110-1259 UNITED STATES V. JONES

UNITED STATES v. JONES
ORAL ARGUMENT

11/08/11

Listen to Oral Argument in UNITED STATES v. JONES
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 9-0
Majority: Scalia,Roberts,Kennedy,Thomas,Sotomayor
Concurring: Sotomayor,Alito,Ginsburg,Breyer,Kagan
Opinion By:
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UNITED STATES v. JONES
Case Documents

1UNITED STATES v. JONES Oral Argument Audio
2UNITED STATES v. JONES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Opinion in UNITED STATES v. JONES
4UNITED STATES v. JONES Oral Argument Audio (November 08, 2011)
5UNITED STATES v. JONES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
6BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
7REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
8BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CENTER ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL LAW IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
9BRIEF FOR RESPONDENT
10BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (EPIC) AND LEGAL SCHOLARS AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN SUPPORT OF THE RESPONDENT
11BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE THE COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE RESPONDENT
12BRIEF OF THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE AND THE NATIONAL MOTORISTS ASSOCIATION AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
13BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AT NYU SCHOOL OF LAW, THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, AND THE OHIO ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
14BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AND ACLU OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL
15BRIEF OF OWNER-OPERATOR INDEPENDENT DRIVERS ASSOCIATION, INC. AS AMICUS CURIAE
16BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE, YALE LAW SCHOOL INFORMATION SOCIETY PROJECT SCHOLARS AND OTHER EXPERTS IN THE LAW OF PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF THE RESPONDENT
17BRIEF OF CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY & TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, MATT BLAZE, ANDREW J. BLUMBERG, ROGER L. EASTON, AND NORMAN M. SADEH AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
18BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE THE CATO INSTITUTE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
19BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, INC., GUN OWNERS FOUNDATION, U.S. JUSTICE FOUNDATION, INSTITUTE ON THE CONSTITUTION, CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY, FREE SPEECH COALITION, INC., FREE SPEECH DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND, INC., DOWNSIZEDC.ORG, DOWNSIZE DC FOUNDATION, CONSERVATIVE LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND, DECLARATION ALLIANCE, RESTORING LIBERTY ACTION COMMITTEE, THE LINCOLN INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, POLICY ANALYSIS CENTER, CONSTITUTION PARTY NATIONAL COMMITTEE, AND LIBERTARIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, INC. IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
20BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE THE CONSTITUTION PROJECT IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT