Legal clash in the digital age: Can police search an arrestee's cellphone without a warrant?

  • by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police don't need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them the equivalent of millions of pages of documents or thousands of photographs.

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