High Court Hears Police Texting Privacy Case

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday seemed to indicate that they thought it was reasonable for a California police department to search through an officer's text messages, in a case that could have implications for public and private employers' ability to monitor workers' electronic communications.

Questions during oral arguments in the case, which pits a Special Weapons and Tactics team member against his police department, also showed the justices struggling to understand some newer forms of electronic communications and how to apply workplace privacy laws...
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