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Posted 5 years ago in Internet Law by Michele Bowman  
Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant

An appeals court in Washington State on June 26 upheld the conviction of Jonathan Roden, the client of a drug dealer whose cell phone the police had seized and then used to entice Roden to arrange a meeting to buy more heroin. The detective initiated the text messaging after finding older texts that suggested he was a client. The Court of Appeals of Washington rejected Roden’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated …

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