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Public Employers Retain the Right to Search Employee Electronic Communications

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    City of Ontario v. Quon, 560 U.S. 746 (2010) (0 other reports)

Author: Vonde Smith; Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC

In City of Ontario v. Quon, +560 U.S. 746 (2010), the Supreme Court examined whether public employers had a right to review the electronic communications of city police officers without first obtaining a warrant or whether this was an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. The Fourth Amendment applies when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.