Friday, April 25, 2014

Important SCOTUS privacy Case: Police and cellphone privacy

Next Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court will hold back-to-back, one-hour hearings on cases testing the authority of police to search the contents of cellphones they take from people they have arrested.  The cases are not consolidated.  At 10 a.m., the Court will hear a state case, Riley v. California.  Arguing for David Leon Riley will be Stanford law professor Jeffrey L. Fisher, with thirty minutes of time..  California’s solicitor general, Edward C. DuMont of San Francisco, will represent the state, with twenty minutes.  Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Michael R. Dreeben will present the federal government’s views as anamicus; he will have ten minutes.  At 11 a.m., the Court will hear a federal case, United States v. Wurie.  Deputy Solicitor General Dreeben will again represent the federal government.  Arguing for Brima Wurie will be an assistant federal public defender, Judith H. Mizner, of Boston.  Each will have thirty minutes.


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