In 2014 the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching a suspect’s cell phone. Research the two cases from Massachusetts and California that raised the question of whether police could access the contents of a cell phone in the same way they could search the trunk of a driver’s car following an arrest, or whether standards for cell phones should be different because of all the personal information phones contain. Include details of the cases, the decision of the Supreme Court, the explanation of their decision including statements made by Chief Justice Roberts.
Does the decision still allow for searches in particular situations? Explain.
How will this finding affect a police officer’s ability to investigate a crime?
What do you believe are the pros and cons of the decision?
Your paper should be between 4-5 pages using APA style. You will be required to cite your sources, a minimum of two sources.