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Government Employer’s Search of Employee’s Text Messages on Employer-Issued Pager Did Not Violate Fourth Amendment

Government Employer’s Search of Employee’s Text Messages on Employer-Issued Pager Did Not Violate Fourth Amendment

City of Ontario v. Quon, 130 S. Ct. 2619 (2010)

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in City of Ontario v. Quon, a case addressing whether a government employer’s search through an employee’s text messages, sent and received on a work-issued pager, violated the Fourth Amendment.  Reversing the Ninth Circuit, the Supreme Court held that the search was reasonable and that the employee’s Fourth Amendment rights were not violated.

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