Two attorneys who argued the Riley cellphone case before the Supreme Court joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen on June 16 to discuss the basic arguments in the case.
This week, the Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision that all Americans have Fourth Amendment rights to protect their cellphones from unwarranted search by the police.
Edward C. DuMont, California Solicitor General, and Jeffrey L. Fisher, Stanford Law School professor, discussed two cases before the high court this term: Riley v. California, involving a Samsung smartphone, and United States v. Wurie, focused on an older-generation flip phone with limited computing ability.
Both cases examined the power of the police, acting without a search warrant in certain circumstances, to look at information stored on a cellphone taken from a suspect at the time of an arrest.
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