August 6, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Columnist Adam Banner of the Oklahoma Legal Group discusses the Fourth Amendment implications of warrantless cell phone searches in the context of two recent Supreme Court decisions on the issue... Two cases recently decided by the US Supreme Court will likely have a tremendous impact on ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers must obtain a warrant before searching a person's cell phone data, even at the time of arrest. In Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, the court considered the question of whether a search of cell phone data without a warrant ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a pair of cases dealing with warrantless searches of suspects' cell phones. Riley v. California is a state court case that involves a challenge to searching an arrested individual without a warrant. After being arrested, police examined Riley's ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Assistant Editor Brent Nesbitt, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2016, discusses the search incident to arrest exception to the Fourth Amendment in United States v. Wurie...On Tuesday, April 29, the US Supreme Court will hear argument in the case of United States v. Wurie ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanni Fakhoury of Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses state courts and cell phone privacy...In a span of ten days, three separate state Supreme Court decisions expanded privacy protections in cell phones in important ways. While residents of Massachusetts, Texas and ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that probable-cause warrants are not required to access cell phone location information. In a 2-1 decision, the Fifth Circuit reversed lower court decisions that said the location data was protected by the Fourth Amendment. The court ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police must obtain search warrants before obtaining tracking information from cell phone providers. The unanimous ruling marks the first time a state supreme court has recognized a Fourth Amendment protection for cell phone location data. In the ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that data stored on personal cell phones is not protected by the Stored Communications Act (SCA). The court determined that the act does not protect information stored on personal devices such as cell phones, laptops and personal ...[read more]
December 6, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that police do not need a warrant to search a suspect's cell phone once the suspect been lawfully arrested. The defendant was arrested after police observed him participating in an apparent drug transaction, and, upon being booked the ...[read more]
October 19, 2012
by Dan DeRight
The Italian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a causal link exists between cell phone use and cancer, ordering that the appellant be compensated. The court found that the appellant developed a benign tumor on the left side of his face due to his job's requirement that he spend 5-6 hours a day on ...[read more]

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