Time Magazine cited a comment by Professor Donald Tibbs’ on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Fourth Amendment case as a "Quote of the Day."
Tibbs said the court's unanimous decision that police must obtain a warrant before installing a GPS tracking device on a suspected criminal's vehicle “sends a message that technological advances cannot outpace the American Constitution."
The court ruled on Jan. 23 that police who install GPS tracking devices on the vehicles of criminal suspects without obtaining a warrant violate the Fourth Amendment.
The court upheld an appeals court ruling that overturned a narcotics conviction of a D.C. nightclub owner whose vehicle police had tracked by way of GPS for a month without obtaining a warrant.
Tibbs told the Associated Press that the unanimous decision “sends a message that technological advances cannot outpace the American Constitution."
The story appeared in at least 36 news outlets including ABC News, Fox News, Newsday, the Denver Post, San Francisco Examiner and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.