Apple Tees Up for a Protracted Battle With the Government

Apple is gearing up for a long battle with the government over encryption according to one expert, in a case that could land in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Apple (AAPL) is gearing up for a long battle with the government over encryption according to one expert, in a case that could land in the U.S. Supreme Court. Apple has filed a brief that argues for dismissal of a court order requiring it to assist the FBI in the investigation into the San Bernardino shootings, by writing new software to be used to access one of the shooter’s iPhones. In its filing, Apple argued that the court order places an undue burden on the company, and violates its rights under both the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. ‘There are a couple prongs to Apple’s arguments that I think are interesting,’ said Matt Larson, Litigation Analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. ‘They’re raising constitutional arguments as to whether this compels speech, in violation of the First Amendment, and whether it also violates them of certain due process rights,’ he explained. He spoke with TheStreet’s Rhonda Schaffler.