Justices Take On Divisive Cellphone Search Question

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 6:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to tackle the vexing question of whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits police from searching arrested suspects’ cellphones without a warrant, granting writ to a pair of petitions on opposing sides of the debate.

By taking up the cases, the high court could put an end to federal and state appellate courts' struggle to define if and under what circumstances the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before foraging for information on an arrested individual's mobile device....
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