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United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit This case asks the Court to decide whether an email service provider must comply with a warrant issued pursuant to the Stored Communications Act to disclose communication information if they exercise control over the information but physically store it outside the United States.
This case implicates the presumption against application of U. Questions as Framed for the Court by the Parties Whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.
United StatesF. Brief for PetitionerUnited States at 5. See Microsoft at Brief for Petitioner at 5—6. See Microsoft at — The warrant required Microsoft to disclose specific information stored in their servers related to a specific Outlook.
Brief for Petitioner at 6. Microsoft disclosed all requested information except for the contents of the emails because this information was located in a datacenter physically located in Dublin, Ireland.
On appeal, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed and vacated the finding of contempt after applying the two-step test for extraterritoriality outlined in Morrison v. National Australia Bank and concluding that the SCA does not explicitly or implicitly envision its warrant provisions applying overseas.
Brief for RespondentMicrosoft Corp. The Government appealed, and the Supreme Court granted certiorari on October 16, Orders and Proceedings European CommunityS. Courts have a two-step framework for determining for analyzing extraterritorial issues.
First, a law applies extraterritorially if Congress clearly and explicitly states its intent that the law should apply extraterritorially. If such an intent does not exist and the statute does not apply extraterritorially, a court must determine whether the statute applies domestically.
The Government concedes that there was no explicit Congressional intent to permit the SCA to apply extraterritorially. Brief for PetitionerUnited States at First, the Government relies on Morrison v.
European Community in arguing that the test for extraterritoriality applies to specific provisions and not entire laws. Microsoft contends that not only does the SCA as a whole lack an explicit intention to be applied abroad, but also the language within the SCA itself precludes extraterritorial application.
Microsoft argues that the warrant requirement in the SCA clearly prohibits its usage outside the U.
Microsoft also argues the lack of consideration or mention of foreign privacy laws show a purely domestic focus for any warrants issued. Brief for Petitioner at If the Court accepts this hybrid-warrant classification, the Government argues, then the disclosure of records is neither a search nor seizure.A summary and case brief of United States v.
Microsoft Corp., including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents. United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) (defendant) was a leading provider of computer software and related.
United States v. Microsoft Corp. is among the counsel on an amicus brief in support of the respondent in this case.
Issue: Whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C.
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