Court: No Phone Searches

By Steve Handelsman

Published 06/25 2014 04:32PM

Updated 06/25 2014 04:34PM

(NBC News)  The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday that police officers must first get a search warrant before searching your cell phone.

The Justices ruled that smartphones have so much information on them, they are different than everything else we carry and that police cannot look through a smartphone's call records, contacts, emails, texts or photos.

The decision means police can keep a phone, turn it off and shield it from remote erasure, but they need a warrant to look at the content.  

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