Riley v. California – The Supreme Court’s Focus on Searching Smart Phones

07/23/2014 | 10:03 | Prof. Ric Simmons, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court made new law regarding the warrant requirement under the Fourth Amendment for searches of the ubiquitous cell phone. Prof. Ric Simmons explains the Court’s holding, provides perspective on what the opinion may mean in the Court’s future jurisprudence, and highlights why this opinion is so important for criminal law practitioners.