On October 16, the Supreme Court announced that it had granted the U.S. government's petition for certiorari in United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-2 (cert. granted Oct. 16, 2017) regarding the reach of a U.S. warrant over emails stored on a foreign server. At issue is a 2016 Second Circuit decision that held that warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act do not extend to emails and other user data that are stored overseas by a U.S. provider.

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