The Hill reports the Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed willing to restrict the ability of police officers to search cellphones without a warrant. In arguments on two closely watched cases, the justices expressed concerns about the government’s push to give police unfettered access to the troves of data found on smartphones and other digital devices. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said a phone with pictures on it is inherently different from a photograph and suggested the technology should merit extra protections. Justice Antonin Scalia, however, said the court’s rule “has been, if you carry it on your person, you ought to know it is subject to seizure and examination.” Still, Scalia added that it “seems absurd” to allow police to search the phone of someone accused of not wearing a seatbelt or other minor offenses. Outcomes of Supreme Court cases are notoriously hard to predict, but privacy advocates said they are hopeful that common ground between Scalia and Sotomayor, who are often considered at two different poles on the court, could deliver them a victory.