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Ruling limits cellphone searches after arrests

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 25, 2014 at 9:33 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest.

Chief Justice John Roberts said that because the phones contain so much information, police must get a warrant before looking through them.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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Popsmith says... June 25, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.

Got something to hide? Just ties the hands of police more. My cell phone would be very boring.

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