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California governor protects warrantless cellphone searches

Posted By admin On October 11, 2011 @ 3:33 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

Keith Goble
Land Line [1]
October 11, 2011

A court ruling in California allowed police to search cellphones in certain instances without a warrant. Gov. Jerry Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that sought to reverse that court ruling.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officers, without a warrant, can search the contents of a cellphone confiscated from anyone under arrest.

The majority of justices said arrestees lose their right of privacy for anything they are carrying when taken into custody.

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Shortly after the decision was handed down, state lawmakers went to work in Sacramento to counter it. The Legislature sent Gov. Brown a bill to clarify that officers must first obtain a search warrant when there is probable cause to believe a suspect’s phone contains evidence of a crime.

Supporters said the privacy safeguards are critical as technology advances and cellphones become much more than simple devices to make phone calls.

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[1] Land Line: http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2011/Oct11/101011/101011-01.shtml

[2] Obama administration asks Supreme Court to allow warrantless cellphone searches: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-warrantless-cellphone-searches.html

[3] Warrantless Cellphone Tracking Is Upheld: http://www.prisonplanet.com/warrantless-cellphone-tracking-is-upheld.html

[4] Court OKs warrantless use of hidden surveillance cameras: http://www.prisonplanet.com/court-oks-warrantless-use-of-hidden-surveillance-cameras.html

[5] Ted Cruz denounces Supreme Court ruling on warrantless DNA collection: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ted-cruz-denounces-supreme-court-ruling-on-warrantless-dna-collection.html

[6] Ruling puts release of inmates in California a step closer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ruling-puts-release-of-inmates-in-california-a-step-closer.html

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