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US top court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely

US top court rules immigrants can be held indefinitely

Alito Jr. said the court must act.

The proposal, known as the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, sets a mechanism for government-to-government cooperation on data requests but gives data storage companies a path to object in a USA court. After struggling with the issues (and the technology) in the case for approximately an hour of oral argument, it wasn't at all clear how the justices will rule - if they even have the opportunity to do so before Congress enacts legislation that would resolve the case. They said that the onus should be on Congress to regulate appropriately.

"If they're required to proceed individually, many of them will never be able to pursue their claims", he says.

"Wouldn't it be wiser just to say let's leave things as they are, and if Congress wants to regulate in this courageous new world, it can do it?" Microsoft is based in America, the data is on Microsoft servers under Microsoft control.

The appeals court said the emails were beyond the reach of domestic search warrants obtained under a 1986 United States law called the Stored Communications Act.

The Supreme Court ruled against a group of would-be immigrants seeking hearings over their detention on Tuesday.

The government's position, argued by Michael R. Dreeben, deputy solicitor general, is that the production of information by a us company in a usa court is "domestic conduct", whether or not the production involves the company's overseas facilities. Investigators believed it was being used in illegal drug transactions. And that question would likely wind up before the Supreme Court. She noted that this case was unusual as there was not a "circuit split", or a disagreement between lower appellate courts.

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He asked how law enforcement could quickly obtain evidence held overseas in criminal investigations if Microsoft prevails.

The law the DOJ is relying on in this case, the Stored Communications Act of 1986, is too old and outdated to apply to modern internet infrastructure or cloud computing, Microsoft has argued. "Every country has businesses that are in the cloud computing business", he said. "We didn't start doing it until 2010".

Smith said Microsoft agrees that "law enforcement needs information across borders", but that should happen under "a new generation" of US and global laws.

Both it and a related case, Sessions v. Dimaya, were originally argued before Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court in April 2017, and new arguments were ordered shortly after his arrival - a move that suggested the other eight justices were evenly divided on how the cases should be decided. That could allow companies to store their emails outside the United States and advertise to consumers that their communications would be outside the reach of the federal government, even if the email was "from here to the next block", Roberts said. "Aren't there some other factors, where the owner of the email lives or where the service provider has its headquarters?" The company challenged whether a domestic warrant covered data stored overseas. "They are all looking at this and saying, 'If we can't protect the data of our citizens, how do we use that from a trade perspective to benefit our internal businesses?'" Reed said.

"If this person is not Irish and Ireland played no part in your decision to store the information there and there's nothing that Ireland could do about it if you chose tomorrow to move it someplace else, it is a little hard for me to see what Ireland's interest is in this", he said.

Microsoft's position, which is supported by Ireland, the European Union and a long list of technology companies in their supporting briefs, is that if the government wants the information, it has to use a method called an Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) in which each party to the treaty agrees to help the other in legal matters. Breyer argued. "If not, then, whatever the fiction, how can the Constitution authorize the Government to imprison arbitrarily those who, whatever we might pretend, are in reality right here in the United States?"