Virginia Judge Rejects Administrators’ Search of Student’s Cellphone [School Law Blog, 9/12/14]: A federal district judge has thrown out the search of a Virginia student's cellphone by school administrators looking for evidence of illegal drugs. It was apparently the first time a cellphone search in schools has come under scrutiny since a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court giving strong Fourth Amendment protection to the contents of cellphones. It seems likely that there will be more cases testing the implications of Riley in the schools.
The case, Gallimore v. Henrico County School Board, can be found at:
The court asked the parties to brief it on the impact of the recent Riley decision. Here is one brief: