Thursday, June 26, 2014


The supreme court (as in the highest court) made the following ruling:

The Supreme Court reversed as to Riley and affirmed as to Wurie. The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested.

The exception for searches incident to arrest does not apply; such searches must be limited to the area within the arrestee’s immediate control
(the cops also violated the law in seizing Lane's computer) where it is justified by the interests in officer safety and in preventing evidence destruction.

 Read the case here!


Al M said...

There were so many things that were just plain wrong with his arrest and conviction its unbelievable.

If he only had money to fight this in criminal court I am sure a decent lawyer could have got him off then he could have gone after Trimet for $1,000,000 damages and false prosecution.

If Lane could be trusted with money (which he can't) I might have considered funding his whole defense.

Don H said...

Yawn. Try to let it go.

Al M said...

Never! Injustice should never be forgotten.