The Supreme Court is taking on the Fourth Amendment and it’s much more complex than ever before thanks to technology and cell phones.
The Fourth Amendment states that every American should remain “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
The case came about when a gang of robbers broke into a Radio Shack in Michigan and a T-Mobile Store in Ohio. One of the robbers who was caught handed authorities his cell phone in which the phone numbers of the assailants were held. The data authorities gathered from the cell phone led to an arrest due to a tracking device that pinpointed one of the robbers to the area the robberies took place.
The court is trying to grapple with privacy laws in the digital age.
Tune in to find out what Pat thinks about the case and why he thinks it’s an invasion of privacy.