The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled, in Sharpe v. Nevada, that the state’s wiretap law, enacted in 1973, permits the interception by police of cellphone calls and text messages even though it expressly refers only to interception of “wire or oral communications.”  The court held that the law’s definition of “wire communications” includes cellular telephone calls and text messages by its plain terms since they are “made in whole or in part … by the aid of wire, cable or other like connection between the point of origin and the point of reception.”  The court therefore upheld a trial court’s decision to deny the defendant’s motion to suppress the evidence obtained by wiretapping his cellphone.