Ninth Circuit Rules That Google Earth Image and Location Marker Not Hearsay

By | White Collar Briefly | July 1, 2015
Ninth Circuit Rules That Google Earth Image and Location Marker Not Hearsay

In a decision that embraces the use of modern-day technology to assist the trier of fact, the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that neither a Google Earth satellite image nor a program-generated digital “tack” of GPS coordinates placed on the satellite image is hearsay for purposes of proving a defendant’s location at the time of arrest.