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California Governor Vetoes Cell Phone Search Law

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Oct 11, 2011, 11:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 11, 2011, 12:01 PM

California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown has vetoed a law that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before searching cell phones. Brown said that the decision on warrantless searches was better left to the courts to decide, and not him. "The courts are better suited to resolve the complex and case-specific issues relating to constitutional search-and-seizure protections," the governor wrote in a letter to the state senate. This means that people who are detained or arrested by police in the state of California will have to make their phones available for search if the phone is on their person at the time their arrest.

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Please don't get me started LibtardExposer Oct 11, 2011, 12:13 PM
This ONLY applies to those Under Arrest or Detention Snapper314 Oct 11, 2011, 7:37 PM
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