Court of Appeals: Cell phones can be searched without a warrant

Mar 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that cell phones can be searched without a warrant if incident to an arrest, opening the doors for police abuse.

Ruling requires warrant to obtain cellular location records

Aug 31, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal judge ruled last week that a warrant is needed to get cellular data logging the caller’s location over a 113-day period. What does this mean for the future?

Facebook and police warrants: Can they really do that?

Jul 18, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A new Reuters study has found law enforcement warrants for Facebook info on the rise recently. But can they really do that?

Cell Site Location Information

Sep 8, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The 3rd Circuit on Tuesday September 7th handed down a much anticipated decision dealing with the Governments attempts to get cellular network positioning information without a warrant

GPS Tracking – Warrant or Not?

Aug 31, 2010 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a case that effectively allows police to secretly place global positioning system (GPS) tracking devices on vehicles without seeking a warrant from a judge.