The US Supreme Court is to rule on warrant-less searches of electronic devices. Law Enforcement (LE) want access, without warrants, to electronic devices of everybody arrested.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday will take on the digital-age controversy over search and seizure of smart-phones and other devices. In two cases coming before the court, warrant-less searches of an electronic device not only provided the basis for criminal prosecutions but also strayed from the original reason for the arrests in question. President Barack Obama's administration and prosecutors from states across the country have lobbied for police officers to be able to search arrestees' gadgets - at or about the time of arrest - without a warrant. Such action, however, demands an examination of the Fourth Amendment's protection against "unreasonable searches and seizures." If nine out of 10 American adults own mobile phones and the devices have advanced to become virtual extensions of our personal and private lives, at what point does LE's access to their call logs, photos, and cloud-hosted data become "unreasonable" invasions of constitutionally protected privacy?
Call it a lack of faith, but I'd lay down money that the outcome of this is a foregone conclusion...
Don't you mean a fourthgone conclusion?
The court will take it's cue from the white house, guaranteed.
I'll be honest - I'm pinning my hopes on Chief Justice Roberts on this one.
He's the one that defied "party lines" to rule in favor of Obamacare as being constitutional. And he's one of the very few present justices IMO who has a history of actually thinking about the precedent he sets.