“The judge overseeing a U.S. government attempt to force Apple Inc to unlock an encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters made it clear she expected a full briefing on the technological details involved in prosecutors’ request,” Dan Levine and Sue Horton report for Reuters.
“During a telephone conference with attorneys in the case last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym said Apple should have enough time to present ‘what technically is involved here,’ along with its legal arguments,” Levine and Horton report. “Reuters obtained an audio recording of the conference, which lasted just under 30 minutes, from the court on Wednesday. The judge and the attorneys focused on procedural details and timing.”
“During the phone conference, which was held two days after Pym issued the order, prosecutors informed the judge and Apple attorneys that the government intended to file an additional motion to compel, in which it would ask the judge to again order Apple’s compliance,” Levine and Horton report. “Pym questioned the necessity of the government’s filing. ‘I am a little confused about the motion to compel, just because the order in place is actually an order compelling,’ Pym said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: You’re confused Sherri, and not just a little. Go read the U.S. Constitution. It tells you all you need to know.
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