This article examines the major factors shaping the Moorer and Wells decisions. It also analyzes the implications of decisions in other cases involving the use of Geolocation tracking devices, and looks ahead to other areas of litigation that may arise in the future with respect to GPS devices. Finally, it concludes that, assuming Moorer and Wells (or other trial court cases with similar findings) are not overturned on this issue in the higher courts, law enforcement agencies can be comfortable that pinging cellphones is a technique that can be utilized without a warrant in New York.
For Now, New York State Investigators Can Ping Cellphones Without a Warrant in New York State,
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