Cary Holley is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania studying Political Science.
The proliferation of cell phone use has translated into more access to what is going on in the world around us, which also has important implications for social justice issues. The ability to gather visual evidence of misconduct using cell phones on the part of governmental officials, especially police officers, can expose injustice as well as increase accountability. However, the Founding Fathers understandably did not foresee the advent of such technology and consequently did not delineate constitutional limitations of its usage. Luckily, recent legal developments have converged toward establishing a set doctrine for this important constitutional issue.