Thursday, May 01, 2014

SUPREME COURT - Warrantless Searches of Cellphones

COMMENT:  A truth, anything that makes it easier for you to communicate electronically makes it easier for thieves to steal from you electronically.

"Supreme Court considers warrantless searches when cellphones hold troves of personal info" PBS NewsHour 4/29/2014


GWEN IFILL (NewsHour): Ninety percent of American adults have cell phones, most of them containing troves of personal data, including photos, contacts and correspondence.

The Supreme Court heard arguments today in two cases that challenge whether all that information should be fair game for law enforcement when a suspect is placed under arrest.

Marcia Coyle of “The National Law Journal” was in the courtroom this morning, as always, and she is back with us tonight.

Last week, we were talking about streaming video.  This week, we’re talking about cell phone data.  The Supreme Court is suddenly getting very modern. How did this case get to the court?

MARCIA COYLE, “The National Law Journal”:  A new world, as one of the justices said today.

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