Tag Archives: Fourth Amendment

American Library Association applauds unanimous ruling in two civil liberties cases

#169973291 / gettyimages.com Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Fourth Amendment when they ruled in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie that officers of the law must obtain warrants before they can search the cellphones of arrestees. The two cases began when police officers searched the cell phones of defendants Riley ... Read More »

Supreme Court: “Stop warrantless cell phone searches”

Today, the American Library Association and the Internet Archive joined forces to file a “friend of the court” brief in David Leon Riley v. State of California and United States v. Brima Wurie, two Supreme Court cases examining the constitutionality of cell phone searches after police arrests. In the amicus brief, both nonprofit organizations argue that warrantless cell phone searches ... Read More »