High Court Pushed To Ban Warrantless Cellphone Searches

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A pair of civil liberties groups on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a finding that police do not need a warrant to search an arrested suspect's cellphone, arguing that the vast array of personal data stored on cellphones entitle the device to heightened privacy protections.

In separate amicus curiae briefs, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Liberty Project spoke out against a February 2013 California appellate court ruling endorsing the warrantless search of accused gang member David Leon Riley's state-of-the-art smartphone after...
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