Admission of GPS Evidence Signals Brave New World

Date: February 20, 2014

Erek Barron was quoted in the American Bar Association article, "Admission of GPS Evidence Signals Brave New Word."

“This case sets a dangerous precedent,” warns Erek L. Barron, Bethesda, MD, cochair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Criminal Litigation Committee. “When society gets so comfortable with technology that judges are willing to take judicial notice of it, hardly anything will be subject to challenge,” Barron explains. Relying on the 3SI executive’s statement that tall buildings or tunnels could block the GPS’s transmission, the Eighth Circuit also affirmed the district court’s ruling rejecting the defendant’s argument that the five-minute lapse in the GPS’s transmission was evidence of its malfunction.

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