Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Supreme Court News: Reply Briefs Filed (Apr. 22nd) in Fourth Amendment Cell Phone Cases (Wurie and Riley); Oral Arugment Next Week

In Riley v. California, Petitioner David Leon Riley has filed his reply brief. The cases is summarized by SCOTUSblog as follows:

Issue: Whether evidence admitted at petitioner's trial was obtained in a search of petitioner's cell phone that violated petitioner's Fourth Amendment rights.
In United States v. Wurie, Petitioner United States has filed its reply brief. SCOTUSblog's summary:
Issue: Whether the Fourth Amendment permits the police, without obtaining a warrant, to review the call log of a cellphone found on a person who has been lawfully arrested.
Both cases are scheduled for oral argument on April 29th.


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