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Supreme Court Limits Cellphone Searches After Arrests

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The Supreme Court has ruled that police must have a warrant before searching an arrestees' cellphone. One criminal might have a smartphone while the other has a flip phone. The difference between the two phones is durastic as of the information held on each.  Some police agencies have very high technology that can run through your phone, without physically having your phone, and can use to it to identify your location and identity. Because a phone may contain so much information, it may be one of the most valuable things an arrestee has on them. And although police might find important evidence for the case on ones phone, they need a warrant to search ones cellphone declared by the Supreme Court.

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Policemen shouldn't have the right to search through your phone. Even though you may have evidence proving you guilty on your cellular device, some people may also have very personal information on it, too. Without knowing what is on your phone policemen used  to be able to check it without a warrant. Now, people have their right of privacy before a policemen gets his warrant. Not everyone has a smartphone. Smartphones can contain a lot more information than an everyday, regular flip phone. Now that a policemen needs a warrant to search your phone, everyone has an equal chance to hide or protect the information on their cellphone.


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