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DeWolfe takes cellphone-search case to Supreme Court (access required)

Public defender claims Fourth Amendment violation

The mere contention that criminals use cellphones to memorialize their crimes cannot be sufficient to secure a warrant to search a suspect’s phone, Maryland’s public defender has stated in papers urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a man’s robbery, assault and theft convictions. Rather, police must allege a “case-specific nexus between the phone ...

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