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A Quick Update: Apple, Privacy, and the All Writs Act of 1789 by Jennifer Granick and Riana Pfefferkorn.

From the post:

Here’s the latest in the encryption case we’ve been writing about in which the Justice Department is asking Magistrate Judge James Orenstein to order Apple to unlock a criminal defendant’s passcode-protected iPhone. The government seized and has authority to search the phone pursuant to a search warrant. Rather than promptly grant the request (as other magistrates have done), Judge Orenstein expressed doubt that the law the government is relying on, the All Writs Act of 1789 (AWA), in fact authorizes him to enter such an order. After receiving briefing from Apple and the DOJ, Judge Orenstein heard oral arguments from both sides on Monday. He then invited them to submit additional briefing to address issues raised during the hearing.

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Whatever legal fiction the Justice Department invokes, impressing corporations or individuals into government service is involuntary servitude (slavery) and theft.

If you don’t speak up when they come for Apple, whose going to be around to speak up when they come for you?

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