A Montgomery County Common Pleas judge has suggested that a “good-faith” exception should be crafted to soften the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recently announced warrant requirement for police placement of GPS tracking devices on a vehicle during an investigation.

Judge William R. Carpenter, writing in a trio of opinions, said that Pennsylvania police relying on the state Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act before the U.S. high court’s holding in United States v. Jones came down, should be able to invoke an exception to the new requirement.

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