Dec 102010
 
 December 10, 2010  Court, Youth & Schools

Matthew Heller discusses the DeSoto cellphone case discussed previously on this blog and seems to be as derisive of the court’s opinion as I was.  His commentary begins:

A Mississippi judge has chilled the privacy rights of students by ruling that school officials were justified in viewing photos on a student’s cell phone after he was caught using it on campus in violation of school rules.

In one of the first decisions of its kind, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills summarily dismissed the Fourth Amendment claims of a Southaven, Miss., middle-school student identified only as R.W., giving school administrators broad authority to “search” cell phones “to determine to what end the student was improperly using that phone.”

Read more on OnPoint.