In the Seventh

February 29, 2012

Judge Posner has authored an interesting opinion in United States v. Flores-Lopez.

In the case police seized a cell-phone and took some phone numbers.  But in the process of deciding the limited Fourth Amendment issue, Judge Posner raises (but leaves to another day) the legitimate question that today’s cellphones are in fact computers and therefore cannot be searched without a warrant.

Check it out.

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