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Analysis: SCOTUS upholds ‘sexy text’ search

Jim Dempsey, vice president for public policy, Center for Democracy & Technology

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 7:34 am

As Federal News Radio has been telling you, the Supreme Court has upheld the search of a police officer’s personal, sometimes sexually explicit, messages on a government-owned pager.

They say the search did not violate his constitutional rights.

The Court unanimously reversed a federal appeals court ruling that sided with the California SWAT team officer.

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Justice Anthony Kennedy says the officer could not assume, “his messages were in all circumstances immune from scrutiny.”

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Jim Dempsey is the vice president for public policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology and brings us analysis.