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In a 4-3 decision, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Friday that with a warrant, it’s ok for police to search anywhere on a seized phone that may reasonably turn up evidence of the crime under investigation.
In the case of Commonwealth v. Dorelas, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) found that because the Boston Police Department (BPD) had a warrant to search a criminal suspect’s seized iPhone, it could access his photos as well.
As the majority opinion found:
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