Michigan Voters Demand That Police Get Warrants for Electronic Data
Michigan voters Tuesday night had a message for police: Get a warrant. Yes, for their phones, too.
Voters overwhelmingly approved Michigan Proposal 2. The referendum, put to the ballot by lawmakers, amends the state constitution to add “electronic data and electronic communications” to the state’s search and seizure laws.
With 88 percent of the vote counted, Michigan voters approved the protections. The measure passed with 88 percent of the vote, more than 3.8 million votes of support.
The relevant part of the state’s constitution will now read:
The person, houses, papers, possessions, and electronic data and electronic communications of every person shall be secure from unreasonable
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