This morning, the Court issued its decision in Riley v. California, holding (in a unanimous opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts) that “police generally may not without a warrant search digital information on the cellphone seized from an individual who has been arrested.” Lyle Denniston covered the opinion for this blog, Amy Howe explained the ruling in Plain English, and Mark Walsh provided a “view” from the courtroom. Other early coverage of the decision comes from Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Bill Mears of CNN, Tracy Jan at the Boston Globe, Mike Scarcella of Legal Times, Krishnadev Calamur at NPR, Richard Wolf of USA Today, Benjamin Goad at The Hill, Lawrence Hurley for Reuters, Julian Sanchez for The Daily Beast, Damon Root at Reason’s Hit & Run Blog, Kashmir Hill of Forbes, Josh Gerstein and Tal Kopan at Politico; and William Hibbitts at Jurist. Commentary comes from Noah Feldman of Bloomberg View, Garrett Epps at The Atlantic, Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy, Ilya Shapiro at the Cato Institute, Jim Harper at the Cato Institute, Eric Posner at Slate, Ian Millhiser at Think Progress, Charles Cooke at National Review, Will Baude at the Volokh Conspiracy, Andrea Peterson at The Washington Post, Doug Kendall at The Washington Post, and Hadar Aviram at PrawfsBlawg. Lastly, video coverage of the case comes from Douglas Godfrey at ISCOTUS.
This morning the Court also issued its decision in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, holding (in a six-to-three opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer) that “Aereo performs petitioner’s work publicly within the meaning of the transmit clause of the Copyright Act.” Lyle Denniston covered the opinion for this blog, and Tom Goldstein explained the ruling in Plain English. Other early coverage comes from Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal, Adam Liptak of The New York Times, Robert Barnes of The Washington Post, David Savage of the Los Angeles Times, Gerry Smith at The Huffington Post, Daniel Fisher at Forbes, Michael B. Farrell of the Boston Globe, Ariane de Vogue of ABC News, Lawrence Hurley of Reuters, Mark Sherman for the Associated Press (via The Seattle Times), Roger Yu and Mike Snider at USA Today, Jaclyn Belczyk for JURIST, Brian Stelter of CNN, Keach Hagey of The Wall Street Journal (subscription required), Jesse Solomon at CNN, and Dominic Rushe of the Guardian. Commentary comes from Noah Feldman at Bloomberg View, David Post at the Volokh Conspiracy, Jim Edwards of Business Insider, Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes, and Kyle Alspach at BetaBoston. Lastly, video coverage of the case comes from Edward Lee at ISCOTUS.