Tagged: Search Warrant

Cell Phone Privacy

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Riley v. California, holding that a search warrant is required before the police can search digital information on a cell phone that was seized pursuant to an arrest. Chief Justice Roberts, writing the majority opinion, pointed out the obvious: cell phones “are such a pervasive […]

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To Obtain a Search Warrant, Law Enforcement Must Provide Judge Information About the Informant’s Credibility

On April 23, 2014, the Court of Appeals decided State v. Robinson, holding that law enforcement did not provide the judge information about the informant’s credibility that is necessary to support the issuance of a search warrant.  Robinson is significant because it rejected an unsubstantiated statement—that is far too common–contained in the search warrant affidavit […]

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