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Today, the US Supreme Court Gave A Huge Victory to Cell-Phone Privacy.

Posted By Levi

June 25th, 2014 7:15pm

Category: Civil Liberties

Police can no longer seized your cell phone or other digital devices and search them without a warrant. Today, the United States Supreme Court, in a  9-0 ruling, handed down a rare victory for privacy. The Court said with one voice that if the cops seized your cellphone and want to search through its contents, they must first get a warrant from a judge. In other words, they can’t search it simply because they seized it. Normally, if you are arrested, the police can search you and examine all contents that they find in your possession. For example, if you are carrying a container in your pocket the police can search it for drugs without a warrant. The Obama administration wanted the Court to rule that cell phone searches are no different from other searches. However, the Court quite rightly rejected this view. When it comes to cell phones, it’s a different matter. Why? “Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may Read More