Md. delegates’ bills would have police get warrants for cellphone tracking
ANNAPOLIS – Two Democratic delegates say they will not wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will rule that police need search warrants to track criminal suspects based on their cellphone use. Del. Charles E. Sydnor III said he will introduce a bill this session requiring police officers to get a judge-issued warrant before […]
Supreme Court lets stand Maryland convictions based on cellphone search
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand without comment a Maryland man’s robbery, assault and theft convictions based on evidence from his cellphone, which police had seized with a controversial search warrant. In his unsuccessful request for Supreme Court review, Timothy Stevenson argued through counsel that an officer’s mere contention that criminals use cellphones to […]
DeWolfe takes cellphone-search case to Supreme Court
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 […]
Warrants for computer images don’t go ‘stale,’ Md. court says
Warrants for an illicit collection of images suspected of being stored on a computer never expire, as the photos can always be retrieved, Maryland court holds.