Justices limit police search of cellphones

Warrants needed to delve arrestees’ devices, they rule

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:44 a.m.

Police usually must get a warrant before searching the mobile phone of a person being arrested, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, saying the vast trove of information on modern devices requires broad constitutional protections.

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