SCOTUS Dismisses US v. Microsoft: Courts lack policy expertise, democratic mandate to update the SCA


SCOTUS Dismisses US v. Microsoft After CLOUD Acts Moots It

The following is the statement of Committee for Justice president Curt Levey on the Supreme Court's dismissal of United States v. Microsoft:

Washington, D.C. — We welcome the Supreme Court's decision dismissing United States v. Microsoft in light of Congress's passage of the CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data). The case, stemming from Microsoft's challenge to a federal search warrant compelling it to turn over the contents of emails stored on a server abroad, was one of the Court's most closely watched this term.

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