xrichx saidOh, I'm sure they will find ways around it.
I agree. Everything will be declared an "exigent emergency" to meet the court criteria. Net result: no change in police operations. Your cell phone will still be searched.
They're not going to get far if they don't know the password, of course they could always just jack it into a computer and pull the files off of it
Not everyone has password protection, a hassle in daily use. My iPhone 5s uses fingerprint recognition. But also uses a passcode. If I failed to give the police that code I would likely be charged with another crime, of withholding evidence or something similar.
This SCOTUS ruling is meaningless in the real world. Your mobile device will still be searched, and your only recourse will be to challenge in court what was revealed after your device already has been searched. I can absolutely promise your cell phones will continue to be searched by the police, despite this SCOTUS ruling. Every situation will be deemed an "exigent emergency" to meet the criteria the court has established.