High Court Urged To Tackle Cellphone Search Split

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- A pair of privacy groups last week pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to review a finding that police do not need warrants to search detained suspects' smartphones, adding to a chorus of pleas for the high court to resolve the murky Fourth Amendment issue.

In an amici curiae brief, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that defendant David Leon Riley's challenge to a California appellate court decision allowing the police to use evidence seized during a cellphone search at the...
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