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March 1st, 2016
Apple is opposing an order by a federal magistrate judge to help the FBI unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters of the San Bernardino attacks. A judge ordered the tech giant to break into the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook. ...
March 20th, 2013
U.S. v. Cotterman: Ninth Circuit Holds Reasonable Suspicion Required for Forensic Laptop Search at the Border
The Fourth Amendment generally requires that government searches must be reasonable, which typically can be satisfied via a warrant. Searches at the border, however, traditionally occupy a special status in connection with U.S. Fourth Amendment law. Recognizing that “the government’s interest in preventing the entry of unwanted persons and effects is at ...
January 26th, 2012
The District of Colorado recently handed down an order in United States v. Fricosu requiring the defendant to decrypt the contents on her laptop so the government could access it. According to the Court, compelled decryption did not violate the Fifth Amendment’s bar against compelled self-incrimination. In reaching this decision, ...