Deciding a case rooted in events in the District, the Supreme Court ruled today that warrantless GPS tracking is unconstitutional. Robert Barnes writes in the Post that the court’s holding, from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, does not speak to the big questions about what kind of electronic surveillance is permissible in our increasingly technologized world. Rather, he found, a police officer simply can’t trespass on your property to plant the means to do so. In any case, suspected drug kingpin Antoine Jones is happy.
In other news:
About last night: Comcast blames WTTG-TV for NFC championship interruptions (Early Lead)
New regs could be boon to new sidewalk vendors, not just food trucks (All We Can Eat)
Kwame Brown wants Tommy Wells to figure out what the D.C. Council can do about Occupy (Loose Lips)
Occupiers made it through the snowy weekend (DCist)
“We are in the District so we can get the best programming talent in the area” (Post)