GPS Sex Offender Monitoring May Be Improper Search, High Court Rules

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North Carolina's monitoring sex offenders by GPS needs closer judicial scrutiny, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday. In a decision that could rattle a number of states, the court rejected North Carolina's arguments and concluded the ankle-bracelet monitoring program amounts to a search, McClatchy Newspapers reports. The decision means felons like Torrey Dale Grady can challenge the life-long monitoring. "That conclusion, however, does not decide the ultimate question of the program's constitutionality . . .

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