The law can never be simple, it seems. If you are interested in the 4th Amendment, you might have been pleased to hear that legislation has been introduced to require the government to get a warrant before it can install a GPS device on your car. Ok, that sounds fine. But if you read the text of the bill you will find lots of language regulating private businesses, including private causes of actions for violations with statutory penalties (See Section 2605 on pages 13 and 14). Why not just introduce a simple bill that said–the government is required to obtain a warrant before it can track someone via a GPS unit?

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