Theodore's World: DICTATOR Obama Asks Supreme Court To Allow Warrantless Cellphone Searches

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August 20, 2013

DICTATOR Obama Asks Supreme Court To Allow Warrantless Cellphone Searches

Obama Asks Supreme Court To Allow Warrantless Cellphone Searches

If the police arrest you, do they need a warrant to rifle through your cellphone? Courts have been split on the question. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to resolve the issue and rule that the Fourth Amendment allows warrantless cellphone searches.

In 2007, the police arrested a Massachusetts man who appeared to be selling crack cocaine from his car. The cops seized his cellphone and noticed that it was receiving calls from “My House.” They opened the phone to determine the number for “My House.” That led them to the man’s home, where the police found drugs, cash and guns.

The defendant was convicted, but on appeal he argued that accessing the information on his cellphone without a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Earlier this year, the First Circuit Court of Appeals accepted the man’s argument, ruling that the police should have gotten a warrant before accessing any information on the man’s phone.

The Obama Administration disagrees. In a petition filed earlier this month asking the Supreme Court to hear the case, the government argues that the First Circuit’s ruling conflicts with the rulings of several other appeals courts, as well as with earlier Supreme Court cases. Those earlier cases have given the police broad discretion to search possessions on the person of an arrested suspect, including notebooks, calendars and pagers. The government contends that a cellphone is no different than any other object a suspect might be carrying.

Wild Thing's comment.............

Amazing how he really is a dictator and so few in the media are not upset about it.

Posted by Wild Thing at August 20, 2013 12:50 AM


SCOTUS needs to rule on this but Obama doesn't need to tell them what their ruling is going to be.

Posted by: bobf at August 20, 2013 07:24 AM

Bob, after the obamacare and Stolen Valor votes I consider SCOTUS to be a leftist court.

Like true socialists, obama and the Dems(and Rinos) will use technology against us. They would use MRI machines if they felt a need.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at August 20, 2013 11:30 AM