DOJ Defends Need For Unlocked IPhone Despite Defendant’s Guilty Plea

Mealey's (November 3, 2015, 12:58 PM EST) -- BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The same day that a New York federal judge directed the U.S. government to explain its continued need to have a criminal defendant’s smartphone unlocked by Apple Inc. in light of his recent guilty plea, the U.S. Department of Justice on Oct. 30 filed a letter stating that the “matter remains ongoing until sentencing and judgment is entered in the” underlying case and, thus, its quest for potential evidence on the phone is not moot (In re Order Requiring Apple Inc. to Assist...
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