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01. 23. 2008

Can police search your text messages if you get caught for speeding?

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Techdirt links to an article by criminal law professor Adam Gershowitz about the frightening prospect of police searching your text messages if you get stopped for a traffic infraction. Ever heard of the doctrine of "search incident to arrest?" Such a seach may not be limited to text messages -- how about everything on your cell phone, including browsing history, emails, and voicemails?

I haven't read the full article yet; I'm just not ready to look at it. Fourth Amendment issues make me a little crazy.

Posted by Hoyun    Category: current affairs
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