SCOTUS strikes down warrantless cell phone searches







The Supreme Court ruled on two major technology related cases Wednesday. The high court unanimously struck down the practice of searching cell phones without a warrant. Citing the ubiquity of cellular devices and the amounts of personal information they contain, the court decided police searching phones without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment. In a 6-3 ruling, the court also declared the TV streaming service Aereo to be in violation of copyright laws, a win for the major broadcasters battling the company. RT's Ameera David discusses the rulings and their implications with attorneys Jon Katz and David Leichtman.