Apple holds steadfast, refuses to help feds unlock seized iPhone in NY drug case
Apple: Feds have not shown they have "exhausted other potential repositories."
by Cyrus Farivar Apr 15, 2016
As Ars reported last month, federal prosecutors have asked a more senior judge, known as a district judge, to countermand a magistrate judge who earlier ruled in Apple's favor, which is why Apple had to file now. In that ruling, US Magistrate Judge James Orenstein concluded that what the government was asking for went too far. In his ruling, he worried about a "virtually limitless expansion of the government's legal authority to surreptitiously intrude on personal privacy."