California Governor Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrant to Search Mobile Phones
Still more warrantless searches approves by a progressive Governor!? Our legislature had hoped to change this but Gov. Brown chose the more intrusive option.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is vetoing legislation requiring police to obtain a court warrant to search the mobile phones of suspects at the time of any arrest.
The Sunday veto means that when police arrest anybody in the Golden State, they may search that person’s mobile phone — which in the digital age likely means the contents of persons’ e-mail, text messages, photos, banking records, cloud-storage services, and even where the phone has traveled.