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U.S. Supreme Court

Cell phone search warrant required

25 Jun, 2014

The Court rules that cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant.  Chief Justice John Roberts believes that cell phones contain so much information that a warrant must be required before they are searched.  Both the Obama Administration and the State of California defend cell phone searches and claim they should have no special protection from other items found on a person. Roberts says:

Modern cellphones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans the privacies of life.