No Warrant Needed by Police to Search Phones, Says Calif.
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that police have the right to search the cell phones of anyone taken into custody. Citing U.S. law, the California Supreme Court noted, "This loss of privacy allows police not only to seize anything of importance they find on the arrestee's body... but also to open and examine what they find." The ruling was approved with a 5-2 vote. The dissenting justices said that the law shouldn't be extended to cover cell phones, which can carry extensive amounts of personal and business information. A year ago, an Ohio court reached the opposite conclusion, and said that police had violated the rights of a man whose cell phone was searched during an arrest. With opposing rulings made by different states, it could spur the U.S. Supreme Court to take the matter into its own hands.
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: 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 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.
Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Phone Location Warrants
The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to review an appeal concerning the use of search warrants for cellphone location data.
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