MA: SW required to access def’s text messages under SCA and state const.

The state needed a search warrant to access defendant’s text messages under the SCA and state constitution. Commonwealth v. Fulgiam, 2017 Mass. LEXIS 338 (May 5, 2017). (Massachusetts has already held that CSLI is protected under the state constitution.)

“We conclude that the court did not clearly err in finding that law enforcement had a legitimate reason to stop the vehicle in which Harris was a passenger and then properly relied upon information provided by two informants.” (Without elaboration) United States v. Harris, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 8014 (4th Cir. May 5, 2017).*

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