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The Supreme Court Questions Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in two cases debating whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people under arrest. The main issue is whether modern cellphones, with their vast data capacity, require a different approach under the Fourth Amendment and its ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. To learn more about search warrants and the Fourth Amendment, watch our award-winning film on the landmark search and seizure case, Mapp v. Ohio.

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