Supreme Court Gives Police the Right to Check Text Messages Without a Warrant

By on Jan 11, 2011 at 7:57 am

Yes, that is correct. The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of permitting police officers to search your phone’s text message archives for any incriminating information without a search warrant. According to their ruling, phone searches fall in the same line as if the police were to search through your pockets or handbags, as they put it, “incidental” to a lawful arrest and therefore does not require any such permits under the 14th Amendment.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree or has the government gone too far?



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  • This really is one more invasion of our privacy…….what’s next?????

  • Alan

    No, the people in our world who are disturbed and pose threats to the rest of us have no rights as far as I am concerned.