Us V Joness Case Law
The US justice systems can be described through a critical analysis of a case law. The legal researcher is supposed to understand the police procedures applied in the case investigation and arrest, the court proceedings and the punitive measures applied. The model of thought that the jury applies, the defence that the defendant uses, and the process the plaintiff presents facts and evidence are given keen consideration (Reichel, 2002).This paper uses US Supreme Court case (US v JONES, 2012) where a suspected drug trafficker was found guilty and punished to a life sentence in a bid of understanding the US justice systems.
Description of the case
Antoine Jones, was a suspect identified as a prime suspect in some cases of drug trafficking. The government investigated the issue through the involvement of the FBI agents and metropolitan police. A search warrant was provided to search the premises of Antoine Jones by the court. The search was done through installation of various gadgets including CCTV and GPS on his property. Then case delayed from 2005, after the government had collected all the evidence and was only heard on 27th September 2011. It was decided on 11th January 2012. All through, Jones tried to hide behind the fourth amendment that could have resulted to the dismissal of the cases, if the government had violated the law of tort as declared by the amendment. However, the government defended its position as being in line with the fourth amendment…