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 January 3, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance

A significant ruling by the California Supreme Court  is reported in the Central Valley Business Times today. The news story begins:

If you’re arrested in California, even for a traffic stop, police can rifle through the old text messages, photos, video and voice mail on your cell phone without a warrant, the state Supreme Court says.

It contends that a U.S. Supreme Court decision can be interpreted that there’s no violation of the Fourth Amendment if police comb through text messages without a warrant, if they’ve lawfully arrested you.

Read more on CVBT.

Related:  Opinion in The People v. Gregory Diaz.

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