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Cell Phones: “An Important Feature of Human Anatomy.” Are They Protected?

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled on the cases Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. The Court decided that fourth amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure require police officers to obtain a warrant before searching the personal cell phone of their arrestee. This decision is significant as a triumph for…