U.S. Supreme Court Case Asks if ‘Big Brother’ Is Spelled GPS

By ADAM LIPTAK – The New York Times – WASHINGTON — The precedent is novel. More precisely, the precedent is a novel. In a series of rulings on the use of satellites and cellphones to track criminal suspects, judges around the country have been citing George Orwell’s “1984” to sound an alarm. They say the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from government invasion of privacy is in danger of being replaced by the futuristic surveillance state Orwell described. In April, Judge Diane P. Wood of the federal appeals court in Chicago wrote that…[For full story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/us/11gps.html?hp  ]

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U.S. Supreme Court Case Asks if ‘Big Brother’ Is Spelled GPS