SCOTUS gives one to the little guys

Thank you, Supreme Court, and especially Chief Justice John Roberts (author of the decision,) for telling the cops that they need a warrant to search cell phones.  Wonderful news.

From NY Times:

One of the driving forces behind the American Revolution, Chief Justice Roberts wrote, was revulsion against “general warrants,” which “allowed British officers to rummage through homes in an unrestrained search for evidence of criminal activity.”

“The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand,” the chief justice also wrote, “does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the founders fought.”

 

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