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Unreasonable search of cell phones: Supreme Court to decide on privacy

That the Supreme Court chose to consider Riley and Wurie separately, and in fairly specific terms — based on the evidence presented in the lower courts — may foretell narrow rulings in both. “In the Riley case, it’s a search of a smartphone and a very comprehensive search,” said Hanni Fakhoury, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a friend of the court in Riley. “In Wurie, it was a flip phone and a more limited search. Some state courts have said that a limited search into the phone is OK and a more comprehensive search is not.”

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Al Jazeera America

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