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Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

11 months ago June 25, 2014 Jun 25, 2014 Wednesday, June 25 2014 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:50:06 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest.

Chief Justice John Roberts says that because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them.

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