Text Message Searches Need Warrants, Wash. High Court Told

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday pushed Washington state’s highest court to require a warrant for police access to text messages, arguing that individuals expect that their private electronic communications won't be intercepted by third parties. 

In a pair of amicus briefs, the privacy group urged the Washington state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s refusal to suppress text messages that defendants Shawn Hinton and Daniel Roden sent to a suspected drug dealer’s phone, which had been intercepted by police who used the messages to...
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