Brief filed: 03/18/2013
Commonwealth v. Moody
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; Case No. SJC-11277
Whether G.L. Ch. 272 § 99 authorizes a Superior Court judge to issue a warrant permitting state law enforcement to intercept cellular calls and/or text messages.
Cellular phone communications and text messages are not ‘wire communications’ under G.L. c. 272, § 99. Even if the language of the Massachusetts Wiretap Act covers cellular phone communications, Massachusetts state courts have no authority to issue wiretap warrants for such communications because the legislature did not update the statute as mandated by Congress.
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