Police were required to obtain a search warrant before examining the contents of an arrestee’s cellphone, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a robbery conviction.
Public school officials needed reasonable suspicion in order to read text messages on a cellphone confiscated from a student, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing summary judgment in a civil rights case.
A suspect in the shooting of a robbery victim made the mistake of making a cellphone video proclaiming his greed.
Yesterday, a Missouri court decided that the video was properly admitted to convict him of felony murder.
Lynn Dion will have plenty of time to learn how to live without a cellphone glued to her ear.
That’s because she’ll be spending the next 18 to 36 months in a New Hampshire prison for running down and killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
The question of whether the warrantless search of a cellphone’s content violates the Fourth Amendment has divided state and federal courts, making it one of the thorniest legal issues around.
The wireless industry has been telling us for years that cellphones don’t cause brain cancer, but a new study raises doubts.
“Distracted driving” is becoming a cause celebre, with more states banning texting and some legislators pondering whether to bar cellphone use by drivers outright. The District and six states require hands-free devices. Texting has been banned in the District of Columbia and 17 states, and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he will convene a meeting Sept. 30 to formulate “concrete steps … to make drivers think twice about taking their eyes off the road for any reason.”
Michigan jurors will soon be instructed not to use cell phones or other electronic devices at trial or during deliberations except during breaks. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday adopted a statewide rule governing jurors’ use of communication devices.