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Justices Drop Microsoft Warrant Row, But Fight Far From Over

Law360 (April 17, 2018, 10:20 PM EDT) -- Recently enacted federal legislation permitting prosecutors to reach user data stored abroad may have dealt the knockout blow to a U.S. Supreme Court dispute involving Microsoft, but the ability for service providers to continue to challenge international data grabs under the new regime means more fights aren’t far off, attorneys say.

The justices’ unsurprising move Tuesday to put the lid on the long-running warrant dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice came on the heels of both parties separately urging the high court to abandon its consideration of their fight over access to user data stored in Ireland in...

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