“It’s clear the court has to go back and think about the fact that we’re comparing apples to oranges,” said Hanni Fakhoury, staff attorney of Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for privacy in technology. “Courts across the country have reached different conclusions. We need to harmonize the law.”

The San Francisco-based organization has filed its own petition with the Supreme Court in favor of hearing the case, along with the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Constitutional Accountability Center and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Sunday, October 13, 2013
U-T San Diego