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U.S. Supreme Court Bans Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Worthy News / US News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– In an unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of privacy rights stating that police cannot search through data on a person's cellphone without a warrant.

The ruling amounts to a 21st century update to legal understanding of privacy rights.

“The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the unanimous court.

“Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple— get a warrant.” — Source

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