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Court approves warrantless searches of cell phones

Posted By kurtnimmo On March 5, 2012 @ 7:51 am In constitution,Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile | Comments Disabled

Terry Baynes
March 5, 2012

U.S. police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, according to a federal appeals court ruling.

Officers in Indiana found a number of cell phones at the scene of a drug bust, and searched each phone for its telephone number. Having the numbers allowed the government to subpoena the owners’ call histories, linking them to the drug-selling scheme.

One of the suspects, Abel Flores-Lopez, who was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, argued on appeal that the police had no right to search the phone’s contents without a warrant.

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