Prof. Ben Gershman on Supreme Court decision in US v. Jones

Pace Law School Professor Bennett Gershman, an expert on criminal procedure and ethics, is available to speak to the press about the Supreme Court decision in US v. Jones.

About Prof. Gershman:

  • He is a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for six years, and served as the Special State Prosecutor investigating corruption in the justice system for four years.
  • He also previously worked in private practice, specializing in criminal defense litigation.
  • At Pace Law School, he teaches courses on Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure: Evidence and Investigation.
  • Author of Prosecutorial Misconduct, the preeminent text on prosecutorial ethics, and The Law School Experience: Law, Legal Reasoning, and Lawyering, as well as countless articles on prosecutorial and judicial ethics.
  • Widely quoted in the national media on a variety of legal topics.

Prof. Gershman on US v. Jones:

“The unanimous GPS decision is a huge victory for constitutional protection of privacy. The Supreme Court got it right, although for different reasons, and the effect of this decision on other intrusive kinds of technology that do not encroach into a person’s private property is unclear. However, it appears that five Justices (Alito, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor) would go further than the Scalia group and require police investigators to obtain a search warrant if they want to use technology to secretly intrude into a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy, even if that intrusion does not involve a trespass onto a person’s private property as was the case in Jones. “ 

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