Supreme Court to Review Cellphone Privacy


Map of Cell Towers Within Two Miles of Supreme Court

The Committee for Justice applauds the Supreme Court’s decision, announced Monday, to review the Sixth Circuit's ruling in United States v. Carpenter. "This case provides the Court with a much-needed opportunity to ensure that the principles behind our constitutional right to privacy are preserved in the digital age, as rapid technological advancements challenge courts' ability to apply older Fourth Amendment principles and precedents," said Committee for Justice (CFJ) president Curt Levey.


Ashley Baker, Director of Public Policy at CFJ, explained, "The central question in Carpenter is whether law enforcement agencies can use the third-party doctrine, an exception to Fourth Amendment guarantees, and the lower standards of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) to access location r