cell phone court

On Wednesday June 25, the United States Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that police may not search the cell phone of a suspect or person under arrest without a search warrant. This was a reversal from lower court decisions that equated a cell phone with any other object found on someone’s pocket, such as money, keys, or a wallet. Chief Justice Roberts described the modern day cell phone as “contain[ing] a digital record of nearly every aspect of a person’s life—from the mundane to the intimate.” The decision’s effect on local and state texting-while-driving ordinances remains unseen.

To read more on the decision, click the following link