Supreme Court: Cell phones are protected from warrantless searches

Jun 25 2014, 21:20 IST
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The court ordered the California Supreme Court to take a new look at Riley's case. (Photo: AP) The court ordered the California Supreme Court to take a new look at Riley's case. (Photo: AP)
SummaryA unanimous US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones...

Wurie on suspicion of selling crack cocaine, checked the call log on his flip phone and used that information to determine where he lived. When they searched Wurie's home and had a warrant, they found crack, marijuana, a gun and ammunition. The evidence was enough to produce a conviction and a prison term of more than 20 years.

The appeals court ruled for Wurie, but left in place a drug conviction for selling cocaine near a school that did not depend on the tainted evidence. That conviction also carried a 20-year sentence. The administration appealed the court ruling because it wants to preserve the warrantless searches following arrest.

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