Employers Take Note: The U.S. Supreme Court Has Entered the Digital Age
By Jill L. Friedman
Jill L. Friedman
Social media blew up over the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (2014) 134 S.Ct. 2751. That uproar nearly squelched any chatter about the Court’s historic, nearly unanimous opinion just five days earlier in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, which were combined into one opinion, Riley v. California (2014) 134 S.Ct. 2473. Both cases involve whether and how to apply the "search incident to arrest" doctrine to cell phones that police find in the possession of an arrestee.