The vote was 9-0. Liberal and Conservative justices found common ground here, which reflects the opinion of Americans as well. This was not about a Liberal or Conservative issue, but about overreaching by the police. This is something that Liberals and Conservatives will always stick together on, as well they should. Once you start shredding the Constitution, you start down a long and slipppery slope that effectively ends America as we know it.The Supreme Court struck a major blow in favor of digital privacy Wednesday by ruling unanimously that police generally need a warrant before searching the cell phone or personal electronic device of a person arrested.
In a sweeping opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts resoundingly rejected arguments that searches of digital devices for information are comparable to searches law enforcement officers often conduct for contraband after making an arrest.
Here's a toast to the 4th Amendment. It may be on life support, but it is still alive and kicking.
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