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Supreme Court: Police need a warrant before searching a suspect’s cell phone

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that police officers usually need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect’s cellphone. The court said on a 9-0 vote in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts that the right of police to…

Supreme Court confronts digital privacy rights today in cell phone case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday confronts the question of whether the increasing amount of deeply personal information kept on mobile devices means police officers need a warrant before they can search an arrested suspect’s cell phone. In a case that pits expectations of privacy against the interests of the…

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