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Supreme Court Looks for Middle Ground on Police Searches of Phones

The Supreme Court hunted for a middle ground Tuesday on how much authority police should have to rummage through the cellphones of people they arrest.

The justices seemed unwilling to say police can never search a phone without a warrant, but they seemed equally unlikely to adopt the Obama administration’s claim that cellphones can be searched just like anything else carried by someone who’s arrested.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.