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SCOTUS Recommends an App for Police Searching Cellphones: A Warrant

SCOTUS Recommends an App for Police Searching Cellphones: A Warrant
Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The court said cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them, Chief Justice John Robert said.
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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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