Aug 272011
 
 August 27, 2011  Court, Surveillance

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.

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