Is the Supreme Court Set to Establish Major Precedent in Email Privacy?

People outside of the Supreme Court building People stand in line to enter the Supreme Court in December 2017. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will decide whether tech companies that store our emails and other personal data on servers abroad can be forced to turn that data over to American law enforcement. In an op-ed published this morning in The Hill, Committee for Justice President Curt Levey writes about what's at stake in both United States v. Microsoft and the critical legislation introduced this month—the CLOUD Act—intended to modernize the statute governing this question.

Levey writes that "two principles shared by virtually all conservatives sta