California Court Rules Texts Can Be Searched Without Warrant

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.The justices determined a Ventura County deputy had the right to conduct a warrantless s…

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that police do not need a warrant to search a cell phone carried by someone under arrest.

The justices determined a Ventura County deputy had the right to conduct a warrantless search of the text messages of a man he had arrested on suspicion of participating in a drug deal.

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