There is a USSC that already says police need a warrent to use infrared cameras on helicopters when searching for grow houses.
I suspect this is more sensationalism. There is a pre-us history regarding the law of wandering livestock.
Does the SCOTUS ruling apply to aerial observation, or just from public roads?
The essence of that ruling is that IR allows LEOs to see what is not normally visable to the human eye. It can literally “see through walls.”
SCOTUS would never say IR could not be used to capture a fleeing criminal, if the criminal act was already known through other means.
In this case, all was known long before drones, IR or visual, were used to apprehend the “wantee.”
One fun government argument here could be, since Def does not beleive in Federal Government, how can he object to actions of something he says does not affect him, or ask for relief from an entity of that government.
It wouldn’t go anywhere, but the motions in opposition would be fun to read! Sort of like watching a athiest pray on his death bed.