Supreme Court: Sorry Officer, you need a warrant for that!

Cellphones and smartphones generally cannot be searched by police without a warrant during arrests, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in a major victory for privacy rights.

Ruling on two cases from California and Massachusetts, the justices acknowledged both a right to privacy and a need to investigate crimes. But they came down squarely on the side of privacy rights.

"Modern cellphones, as a category, implicate privacy concerns far beyond those implicated by the search of a cigarette pack, a wallet or a purse," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court.

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"We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime," he said. "Privacy comes at a cost."

The justices struck down an extensive smartphone search in California that had been upheld by the state Court of Appeals, as well as a more limited probe of an old flip-top cellphone in Massachusetts that a federal judge already had thrown out.

Currently, police can search a person under arrest and whatever physical items are within reach to find weapons and preserve evidence that might be destroyed. But the justices noted that vast amounts of sensitive data on modern smartphones raise new privacy concerns that differentiate them from other items.

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How about that !!!! Finally some good 'common sense' Law Ruling

Yes victory!

AMEN TO THAT....FINALLY SOME JUSTICE...

That's a start, but, what about busting people's doors down, shooting unarmed, innocent people, taking their private possessions and scrutinizing it to the Nth degree? What about traffic stops, guilty until proven innocent, attacking people, maiming, shooting sometimes, searching cars, tearing the upholstery to shreds and then find nothing and say, Oh, we're sorry, Yeah, of course you are. Admitting to one little right and let's see how long that is obeyed. It's a façade, a crying shame and disgrace of what this country has morphed into. If you had the ability, by the Grace of God, to die for a year and be able to come back to Earth with all your senses and memories, you would not know this country or recognize anything that takes place, You would ask God to take you back from where you came, assuming it was Heaven. That's how fast this country is on the roller coaster of radical change. Some of it is just too mind boggling.

There should be a law passed that when they destroy the interior of a car or anything else, they should be made to fix or replace whatever they destroy...And then made to publicly say they are sorry for the mistakes they made...That would make them think twice...they hate to say they are sorry for anything...

Take that obama and stick that up your Muslim

YES, victory.

I'm sorry, but, I don't call that much of a victory. I think there some valid points to refute that as being a victory. You need to read about some of the things that are taking place in this country. Yes, a victory for a cell phone user, what about all the other rights we are supposed to be endowed with?

How about people uniting and FIGHTING for those right as was done here? People want things done, but always want someone else to do it!

William, you are right...It needs to go a lot further in making sure ALL OUR RIGHTS are addressed and there are already laws in place, they just need to be enforced...It's called the CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS...

ah forgot to copy and so all was erased. Does anyone get a red dot of about an inch in diameter when they open their website? i was getting this on jest Explorer and now on the others! Oh oh, I have been tagged as an honorable real American!!!

That happened to a guy I know. He hasn't been seen for awhile. :-)

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Judicial Watch->  Emails Show Dossier-Connected Obama State Dept Officials Set ‘Face-To-Face’ Meeting On ‘Russian Matter’ Shortly Before 2016 Election

Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday released 84 pages of documents showing Obama’s State Department was central to pushing the ‘Trump-Russia’ hoax shortly before the 2016 election.

The email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a very close associate to Christopher Steele, show them discussing a ‘face-to-face’ meeting in New York on a ‘Russian matter’ in September of 2016.

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation today released 84 pages of documents, including a September 2016 email exchange between then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer, a close associate of dossier author Christopher Steele, discussing a “face-to-face” meeting on a “Russian matter.”

(In June 2016 Nuland permitted a meeting between Steele and the FBI’s legal attaché in Rome. Nuland told CBS News that the State Department knew about the Steele dossier by July 2016.)

According to an op-ed Winer wrote for The Washington Post in 2018, also in September 2016, “Steele and I met in Washington and discussed the information now known as the “dossier… I prepared a two-page summary and shared it with Nuland, who indicated that, like me, she felt that the secretary of state needed to be made aware of this material.”

A September 17, 2016, email exchange between Nuland and Winer – that was classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy – discusses the political situation in Libya, but also brings up a “Russian matter:”

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 12:40:00 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Would like to discuss this and a Russian matter.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:31 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

In ny face to face?

From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: September 17, 2016 at 1:56:05 PM EDT
To: Nuland, Victoria J
Subject: Re: Libya Update

Yes that was [sic] be good.

From: Nuland, Victoria J
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:58 PM
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re. Libya Update

Good. I’ll reach out when im there Sunday. [Redacted]

If Victoria Nuland’s name sounds familiar it’s because she has been on Judicial Watch’s radar for a long time and in many of TGP’s previous reports.

In December 2018, Judicial Watch released documents revealing that Victoria Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Donald Trump taking office.

In a related lawsuit, Judicial Watch is suing the State Department communications between Ambassador Nuland and employees of Fusion GPS, as well as top ranking Department of Justice, FBI, and State Department officials.

“The Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President Trump with the Russia smear,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These new emails further show that senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton   @TomFitton
 

BREAKING: Obama State Department was central to the effort to target President @RealDonaldTrump with the Russia smear. New emails show how senior Obama State Department advanced the Russiagate hoax just before the 2016 presidential election.

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