Court Rules Warrant Required for Cell Phone Searches
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement officials need to first get a search warrant before they can examine the contents of a cell phone. The only exception would be if the officer deems his or her life is in imminent danger. The decision was reached after a criminal trial in which a defendant claimed unreasonable search and seizure of his phone after being arrested, a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Lawyers argued whether or not cell phones can be considered "closed containers", which is what the Fourth Amendment actually protects. In this case, cell phones were ruled closed containers, and now require separate warrants to be searched in the state of Ohio. Other states have taken the opposing position. The U.S. Supreme Court has not made any rulings on this issue, and the lawyer who lost this particular ruling in Ohio is still considering an appeal at that level.
Supreme Court Says Police Must Get Warrant to Search Phones
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before they can search the cell phones of people they arrest.
Court Says Warrants Required for Phone Location Data
An appellate court in Atlanta unanimously decided that police violated the Fourth Amendment rights of a suspected criminal by accessing his cell phone's location data without a warrant. Police investigating a string of robberies used a court order to obtain the suspect's cell phone data, which included details about the cell towers his phone connected to when making calls and gave away his general location.
Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data
A federal court ruled police can obtain cell phone location records from carriers without first getting a warrant. A Florida man, Quartavious Davis, convicted of seven armed robberies in 2010 argued the cell phone records used to place him in the vicinity of the robberies were protected under the Fourth Amendment.
Court Rules Cell Location Data Fair Game
The U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with the government and ruled that law enforcement can gather cell location records without first obtaining a warrant.
Will this extend to teachers?
In my day we had to take pictures of our Junk and put it in an envelope and mail it to our girlfriends.
we were lucky if the guy at the local drugstore didn't "lose" the pictures while printing them.
Correct me if I am wrong, but...
I keep in my cell phone