Can the police really grab your cellphone, search it and use it without a warrant if you’re arrested? Two cases in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday seek to answer those questions, but it all may depend on what kind of phone you have.
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In this commentary, Emily Phelps from the Constitutional Accountability Center says everyone with a cellphone should be paying attention to Tuesday’s privacy arguments at the Supreme Court.
Jim Harper from the Cato Institute, in this commentary, argues that police may rightly seize possession of your phone or car, but they may not put those items to whatever use they please.
Lyle Denniston looks at recent remarks by Justice Antonin Scalia that the Fourth Amendment might not prevent the government from listening to your phone calls.
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, The National Constitution Center and The Constitution Project combine for a look at security and privacy.