The Court (Sykes/Hamilton/St. Eve, with Sykes writing) affirmed denial of a PI to stop enforcement of lifetime GPS monitoring of folks convicted of sex crimes under the Fourth Amendment. The Court relied on its earlier decision in Belleau, which found that lifetime GPS monitoring of individuals released from civil confinement was constitutional based on proffered evidence about sex crimes generally. The Court noted that considering the totality of the circumstances, evidence cited in Belleau about the high recidivism rate of people convicted of sex crimes and the underreporting of these crimes, along with the state’s interest in preventing these crimes, rendered the lifetime GPS statute reasonable. The Court noted that lifetime monitoring was unobtrusive because the ankle monitor was unobtrusive and not monitored in real time (only every 24 hours). One notable takeaway from this opinion is this statement (about people who have completed their sentences): “Given the diminished privacy expectations of convicted sex offenders…” Slip Op. at 8. The opinion is notable because it (and apparently Belleau before it) says that certain people forever have diminished rights under the 4th Amendment, even after they have fully completed their sentence. Concerning, to say the least.