Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fourth Amendment win: cell phone privacy protected at US Supreme Court

In a rare 9-0 opinion, the US Supreme Court ruled today that cell phones should be treated differently than other things when a person is arrested.

This is a small victory for the Fourth Amendment, which hasn't gotten much respect lately from courts.

 Article here. (via scotusblog). 

From the Article: 
Treating modern cellphones as gaping windows into nearly all aspects of the user’s life and private conduct, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ordered police to get a search warrant before examining the contents of any such device they take from a person they have arrested.

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