High Court Asked Not To Hear Facebook Privacy Case

Law360 (April 10, 2020, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A man convicted of murder in California urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday not to take up Facebook and Twitter’s claim that privacy rights under the Stored Communications Act trump criminal defendants’ rights to evidence, saying his case is still working its way through the lower courts.

The social media giants had asked the justices in February to review an order holding the companies in contempt for refusing to hand over private social media content to Lee Sullivan. Sullivan and a co-defendant had subpoenaed the company for content he said would help his trial defense.

In a brief filed Thursday,...

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