Supreme Court Upholds City’s Search Of Cop’s Text Messages


The Supreme Court today upheld the search of a police officer’s text messages on a government-owned pager, saying it did not violate his constitutional rights, reports the Associated Press. The court was unanimous in reversing a ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that sided with an Ontario, Ca., SWAT team officer.

“Because the search was motivated by a legitimate work related purpose, and because it was not excessive in scope, the search was reasonable,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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