In a rare unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police must get a search warrant, signed by a judge, before tracking a criminal suspect using a GPS device hidden in his vehicle.

Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion overturning the conviction and life sentence of D.C. nightclub owner Antonine Jones because the police failed to secure a warrant before attaching a GPS unit to Jones’ car.

The Court held that the use of the hidden GPS device violated Jones 4th Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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