State AGs Press High Court To Take On Microsoft Warrant Row

By Allison Grande (August 2, 2017, 10:48 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan coalition of nearly three dozen state attorneys general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Second Circuit's refusal to allow the federal government to access consumer data stored overseas by service providers such as Microsoft, arguing that the ruling is allowing businesses to unfairly dodge an obligation to cooperate in criminal probes.

In an amicus curiae brief authored by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan, a group of attorneys general from 33 states and Puerto Rico threw their support behind a certiorari petition filed by the U.S. Department of Justice in June, which urged the high court to...

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