Government agents can
sneak trespass onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.
That rule now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.
Okay. So two wrongs make it right? My God.
All this does is open the door for more abuse – against law abiding citizens and not just suspected criminals.