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Warrantless GPS tracking before court decision OK
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By Todd Richmond Associated Press MADISON - Evidence gathered from GPS trackers that police placed on cars before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they needed warrants is admissible in court, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 2nd District Court of Appeals said officers who placed the devices on vehicles without warrants could reasonably rely on a state appellate ruling that found the practice was constitutional three years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it wasn't in 2012. Police in Kenosha attached a tracker to Scott Oberst's car while it was parked at an athletic club twice in 2011, according to court documents.