Perhaps the most-interesting case heard this week in the Supreme Court affects the most Americans: Can police search your cellphone without obtaining a warrant, if you are arrested?
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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.
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.