Category Archives: Cell phones

EFF: Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court

EFF: Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court (press release): The Border Isn’t a Constitution-Free Zone Richmond, Virginia—Border agents must obtain a warrant to search travelers’ phones, tablets, and laptops, which contain a vast trove … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Cell phone border search valid, here with RS

A cell phone can be searched at the border with reasonable suspicion, and the facts of this case rise to this standard. The court doesn’t have to decide whether the search could occur without in the Ninth Circuit. United States … Continue reading

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S.D.N.Y.: Sporadic user of cell phone had no standing; gathering provider information not a “search”

Defendant moved to suppress the cell phone data from a phone he sporadically used during a conspiracy, but he has no standing. The date was 334 days worth, and his use was occasional. This is no different that a sporadic … Continue reading

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D.Mont.: Def’s live-in girlfriend’s consent was enough to expand the SW beyond its particularity; she volunteered something police weren’t even looking for

Defendant had an argument with his live-in girlfriend which escalated about the time the police arrived to hear it outside. They got a search warrant for his handgun, some papers, and her belongings to help her get out. She assisted … Continue reading

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D.N.M.: Opening car door to check the Nader sticker for the VIN on RS was not unreasonable

Opening a car door to check the Nader sticker for the VIN was not unreasonable and did not involve invading a space inside the car. By the time that happened, there was reasonable suspicion. Then there was consent to search … Continue reading

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The Root: US Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone, New Senate Bill Would Require a Warrant First

The Root: US Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone, New Senate Bill Would Require a Warrant First by Monique Judge: The Department of Homeland Security has reported that searches of cellphones by border agents increased five-fold in just one year, … Continue reading

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ND: Cell phone subject to probation search of house where CP suspected to be on it

Defendant was on supervised probation, and his PO received information from his girlfriend that he had “provocative” pictures of clothed young girls he was uploading to a cell phone that had no service. It was reasonable to seize and search … Continue reading

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OH8: Taking pictures of sex with a minor with a cell phone supports SW for home computer for storage

The child victim’s claim that defendant used his cell phone to take pictures of the two of them having sex logically supported a search warrant for defendant’s computers in his house because of the ease with which images can be … Continue reading

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CNN: Sources: Trump signed off on checking White House staffers’ phones

CNN: Sources: Trump signed off on checking White House staffers’ phones by Jeff Zeleny and Daniella Diaz: President Donald Trump signed off on press secretary Sean Spicer’s decision to check aides’ cell phones to make certain they weren’t communicating with … Continue reading

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E.D.Tex.: Cell phone + drug case = PC to search cell phone

Drug dealers commonly use cell phones to ply their trade, and that was stated in the affidavit for the search warrant. The USMJ signed the warrant for cell phones, too. Accordingly, the search warrant was executed in good faith. United … Continue reading

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