SCOTUS: Warrant required to search cell phones

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    Cops Need Warrant to Search Cellphones, Court Rules - NBC News

    In a sweeping decision in favor of digital privacy, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police almost always need a warrant to search a person’s cellphone, even in the case of someone placed under arrest.

    In an 8-1 decision, the court ruled against the Obama administration.


    The usual law is that police can search anything on a person when they make an arrest. Opponents argued that smartphones were different because they hold such vast and personal stores of information.

    8-1!

    The other important statement:

    But warrants, Roberts wrote, are an important part of the machinery of government, not an inconvenience.

    Chalk one up for "play by the rules!"
     
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