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Cell Your Rights Short: Supreme Court Considers Warrant-less Phone Searches

Cell Your Rights Short: Supreme Court Considers Warrant-less Phone Searches
The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. The court's latest foray into the issue of privacy in the digital age involves two cases being argued Tuesday that arose from searches of phones carried by a gang member and a drug dealer. Police looked through their cellphones after taking the suspects into custody and found evidence that led to their convictions and lengthy prison terms.
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Mark Sherman
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