Chief Justice Roberts right (conservative right) on in cell phone ruling…

June 25, 2014

While I probably would not agree with much of what Chief Justice Roberts concludes in cases before the high court I thought his wording and thoughts were right on and clever in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court that your cell phone data is protected and requires authorities to get a search warrant to view it:

The old rules, Chief Justice Roberts said, cannot be applied to “modern cellphones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.” (Quote out of the New York Times)

We often think of conservatives as always being on the side of the police, that is to allow them to do anything they think they need to do to go after bad actors, even if it calls into question protecting the rights of all citizens from harassment and witch hunts and so on. But conservatives would tell you they are for upholding the fundamentals of our constitution.

Way to go conservatives (and progressives/liberals/moderates too).

And I think in the near future babies will be born with a chip inside them that is a combination cell phone and computer with access to the internet.