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Supreme Court to hear arguments on cell phone privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A case going before the Supreme Court could affect just how private your cell phone is from police.

Oral arguments begin Tuesday on whether police need a warrant to search the cell phone of someone under arrest.

The court will look at two cases where suspects are appealing their convictions based on those searches.

Critics say the searches violate the Fourth Amendment protection against "unreasonable search and seizures."

But supporters say it's just like going through a suspect's wallet in police custody.

A decision from the court could come in June.