Steve Korris reports:
CHARLESTON – Circuit Judge Jack Alsop fears the Supreme Court of Appeals diminished privacy rights in electronic devices.
The 14th Circuit Court judge partially dissented on Aug. 18 as a substitute Justice in a Jackson County murder case that detectives cracked with a cellular telephone.
He agreed that Larry White deserved a life sentence without mercy for killing his woman’s husband, but disagreed on treatment of evidence from the phone.
The majority held that from now on, officers searching a vehicle pursuant to a valid warrant don’t need another warrant to examine phones they find.
Read more on the West Virginia Record.