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FBI Order Requiring Apple To ‘Unlock’ iPhone

Filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (Eastern Division) in the matter of the search of an Apple iPhone. The Media Institute argued that the FBI’s attempt to order Apple, Inc. to write code to “unlock” the contents of an iPhone amounts to compelled speech under the First Amendment, and therefore must meet the standard of strict scrutiny.  The Institute noted that the federal court could avoid the difficult First Amendment issues presented by the order by ruling narrowly and adopting a proper interpretation of the All Writs Act, which would deny the FBI order before reaching the more difficult constitutional question.  [2016]

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By | 2017-06-07T10:40:33+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Law & Policy|Comments Off on FBI Order Requiring Apple To ‘Unlock’ iPhone