“..The court chose not to extend earlier rulings that allow police to empty a suspect’s pockets and examine whatever they find to ensure officers’ safety and prevent the destruction of evidence…

In the cases decided Wednesday, one defendant carried a smartphone, while the other carried an older flip phone. Roberts said the comparison to packages of cigarettes and other items that were at issue in the earlier cases is not apt. A ride on horseback and a flight to the moon both ‘are ways of getting from point A to point B, but little else justifies lumping them together,’ he said…”

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