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Police had warrant to search journalist's phone before raid

The San Francisco police department obtained a warrant to search the phone of the freelance journalist at the center of a controversy over a leaked report, and were authorized to conduct monitoring on the device months before a raid on his home and office, documents released Friday showed.

Supreme Court curbs ability to search automobiles without a warrant

The Supreme Court curbed law enforcement's power to search automobiles without a warrant on Tuesday, holding that if a vehicle is located on private property adjacent to a house police will generally need to meet a higher burden before searching it.