Wednesday June 25, 2014

Supreme Court: No More Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

This is a good ruling all the way around. Requiring a warrant just seems like common sense. I can't believe we had to go all the way to the Supreme Court over this.

The US Supreme Court unanimously held Wednesday that cell phones are protected from warrantless searches, ruling on two cases in which police searches of mobile devices led to long prison sentences. The decision provides a vindication for personal privacy and the Fourth Amendment's protections against unreasonable search at a time when so much of an individual's personal life is available on their mobile device.