Essay about Case Analysis : Apple And Fbi Feud

874 Words Mar 25th, 2016 4 Pages
The feud between Apple and the FBI has received a substantial amount of media coverage lately. The legal arguments for each side appear to be equally laudable, which impelled investigate on my own. I decided to explore the question of whether or not Apple should produce a back-door to assist in the FBI’s investigation. The FBI, which initiated the debate, argued that Apple has to comply citing the All Writs Act of 1789. Apple refuses to comply stating that if the back-door was to be produced and fell into the wrong hand the nations privacy rights would be out risk. While the issue seems to be very compartmentalized it has national implications. The Apple and FBI feud represents the larger conflict of the clash between the necessary and proper clause and the fourth amendment, does the government have the right to violate the liberties of citizens in order to protect the nation. I have sifted through numerous editorials and opinion pieces along with examining the laws that each side is sourcing in order to understand the arguments fully. I started to research this topic by finding out which laws the FBI and Apple were sourcing. I found that the FBI was arguing for the creation of a backdoor under the umbrella of the All Writs Act of 1789. The FBI referenced the act to have the California court system issue a writ to have Apple assist in the investigation, which later occurred. A writ, in legal terms, is a document from a court ordering someone to do something or not to do…

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