MA: Riley applies under state const. to digital cameras

A digital camera, like a cell phone, can be seized incident to an arrest, but it can’t be searched without a warrant. While SCOTUS hasn’t applied Riley to digital cameras, the state constitution here affords the same protection to digital cameras as cell phones. The state did not argue standing below, and it can’t now on appeal. Commonwealth v. Mauricio, 2017 Mass. LEXIS 609 (Aug. 14, 2017).

Officers had reasonable suspicion to stop defendant’s car when the car and its operator had come up in the factual scenario supporting the affidavit for search warrant that was being executed. United States v. Clayton, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125708 (W.D. Ky. Aug. 8, 2017).*

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