06.25.2014

Following oral arguments heard on April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that police must obtain a warrant prior to conducting a search of a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested. White Collar Briefly previously examined the arguments underlying the two companion cases on the issue, Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie—which implicated both individual privacy interests in cell phone contents as well as law enforcement’s interests in police safety and the preservation of evidence. 

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