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Cell Phone Search

Smartphones, Smart Ruling

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

One of the most durable legal doctrines is stare decisis, the idea that courts should follow legal precedents in the interest of stability and predictability of law. But some precedents, especially precedents in Fourth Amendment search and seizure jurisprudence, become meaningless when technology intrudes.

Cell Phone Searches Require Warrant, Ohio Justices Rule

AP | STEPHEN MAJORS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court said Tuesday police officers must obtain a search warrant before scouring the contents of a suspect's ce...