October 9, 2011

Governor vetoes cell-phone-search bill, deferring to the courts

Governor Brown today vetoed a bill that would have reversed a California Supreme Court decision. The decision allows warrantless, incident-to-arrest searches of cell phone text messages. In his veto message, the governor said, “The courts are better suited to resolve the complex and case-specific issues relating to constitutional search-and-seizures protections.”

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