Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant To Search Cell Phones

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•25 Jun 26, 2014

In a landmark victory for digital privacy rights, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that police need to get a warrant before searching the cell phone of a person they’ve arrested. What do you think?

  • “It’s always so exciting when a ruling is unanimous!”

    Aimee Fletcher –
    Hair Piece Fitter

  • “This sends a clear signal to the authorities that if you spend decades systematically eroding our civil liberties, eventually the Supreme Court will step in and defend them in a very limited and largely symbolic way.”

    Clint Bernard –
    Campground Maintenance Worker

  • “That’s right. If police want to browse through my cell phone pictures they can go to like everyone else.”

    Jeff Brooks-Volkmann –
    Bake Sale Organizer

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