June 27, 2014 12:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court decision brings the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century

In a world where we have become accustomed to 5-4 decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday’s 9-0 ruling was somewhat of a surprise. On the surface it seems simple: Law enforcement will have to attain a warrant before they can search a person’s cellphone -- and by implication -- the ruling would also apply to tablets and laptop computers.

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