The justice will hold court in Sheboygan on Thursday and hear two cases. One case raises an issue that the state’s high court has never considered: Does GPS tracking of a cellphone user by police without a warrant violate that person’s constitutional rights?
Nicolas Subdiaz-Osorio argues police violated his right to privacy when police worked with his cellphone provider to track his signal and arrest him for a murder in Kenosha. He was convicted in the case and an appeals court affirmed that conviction.
The second case also centers on police use of cellphone signals to track a homicide suspect.
The visit to Sheboygan is the court’s 24th trip. The public outreach initiative began in 1993.