Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the court, said the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection....
The Justice Department, in its Supreme Court briefs, said cellphones are not materially different from wallets, purses and address books. Chief Justice Roberts disagreed.
“That is like saying a ride on horseback is materially indistinguishable from a flight to the moon,” he wrote.
--Adam Liptak, NYT, on false equivalences