Riley v. California
On June 25 the Supreme Court unanimously decided Riley v. California, a case involving the authority of police to search the contents of cell phones they take from people they have arrested without a warrant.
In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that searching digital information on a cell phone ordinarily requires a warrant even if the arrestee is carrying it at the time of arrest. The decision consolidates two cases: Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.
Orin Kerr (George Washington University Law School) discusses the case.
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