Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Decision in 'State v. Sveum' 2010 WI 92

Wisconsin Supreme Court concludes that Madison police obtained a valid warrant authorizing placement of a GPS tracking device on car of stalking suspect, Wisconsin Department of Justice press release (via The Wheeler Report)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Leaves Unanswered Questions About GPS Tracking; ACLU Seeks Legislative Response, ACLU of Wisconsin press release (via The Wheeler Report)

Supreme Court approves GPS use in stalking case: ACLU says larger issue of privacy was 'sidestepped', by Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Appleton Post-Crescent (via WisPolitics)

Warrant found technically irregular, but valid: GPS tracking upheld by court in stalking case, by David Ziemer, Wisconsin Law Journal

With warrant, police can use GPS device to monitor criminal suspect more than five days, by Joe Forward, State Bar of Wisconsin


Wisconsin Supreme Court decision today in this case (2008AP658-CR) affirming the Court of Appeals, 2009 WI App 81, 319 Wis. 2d 498, 769 N.W.2d 53. See all posts.

Opinion by Justice Roggensack, joined by Justices Prosser and Gableman.
Concurrence by Justice Crooks.
Concurrence by Justice Ziegler.
Dissent by Chief Justice Abrahamson, joined by Justice Bradley.