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Supreme Court Rules Police Need A Warrant To Track Cellphones

Supreme Court Rules Police Need A Warrant To Track Cellphones

2018-06-22 00:00:00

The Supreme Court ruled today that the government needs a warrant to access a person’s cellphone location history. In the case, Carpenter v. United States, the American Civil Liberties Union represents a man who had months of his cellphone location information turned over to law enforcement without a warrant.The court found in a 5 to 4 decision that obtaining such information is a search under the Fourth Amendment and that a warrant from a judge based on probable cause is required.

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The Supreme Court ruled today that the government needs a warrant to access a person’s cellphone location history. In the case, Carpenter v. United States, the...
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