SCOTUS To Hear Microsoft Case Arguments

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral argument in United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2, which will decide “[w]hether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued under 18 U.S.C. § 2703 by making disclosure in the United States of electronic communications within that provider’s control, even if the provider has decided to store that material abroad.”  The merits briefing is available on the Supreme Court’s website here (link is external).

The second argument scheduled for Tuesday is Lozman v. City of Rivera Beach, Florida, 17-21, which is a § 1983 case about “whether the existence of probable cause defeats a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim as a matter of law.”  Briefing on the merits is available at the Supreme Court’s website here (link is external).