Feb 282014
 February 28, 2014  Posted by  Court

Barbara LaBoe reports:

Appeals of two Longview drug convictions led to a far-reaching state Supreme Court decision Thursday that people have the right to privacy in sending and receiving text messages.

In separate 5-4 opinions, the justices overturned two Cowlitz County heroin convictions in cases that hinged on text messages a detective read on someone else’s phone.

Read more on TDN.  Gene Johnson of AP also has coverage here, and the Seattle Times covers the ruling here.

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