Legal News of the Day: SCOTUS Will Hear Cell Phone Privacy Cases

Two_Cell_Phones_2Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court granted review for two cases on the issue of whether policy have authority to search the contents of an arrested person’s cell phone:  Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.  Riley involves a cell phone that was described as being more like a hand-held computer, while Wurie involves a flip-phone.  Both searches took place without an arrest.

For more on the cases, see SCOTUSblog’s coverage.