U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Declare Microsoft Email Case Moot

Now that Congress has made clear that a U.S. search warrant covers emails stored overseas, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to moot a case involving a data demand issued to Microsoft for a drug-trafficking suspect’s emails held in Ireland. The case, argued in February, centered on whether a U.S. tech firm must comply with a court order to produce emails even if they are stored abroad — in this instance, in a Dublin server.