WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is delaying a college student’s lawsuit against the FBI for putting a GPS tracking device on his car without a warrant.
The student, Yasir Afifi of San Jose, Calif., asked for the delay until the Supreme Court decides a related case. The high court plans to hear arguments in the next term over the case of Washington nightclub owner Antoine Jones, convicted of operating a cocaine distribution ring. An appeals court threw out Jones’ life sentence because police tracked his Jeep for a month by GPS without a warrant.
Other courts have upheld the use of warrantless GPS tracking.
The FBI admits it put the GPS on Afifi’s car, but won’t publicly reveal why. The Egyptian-American student says he never did anything to attract the FBI’s attention.