• Henry Park

Apple's Motion to Vacate Order

Apple filed its first official pleading in the matter concerning whether it can be forced to create a new version of its iPhone Operating System (OS) that purposefully disables its security features such that the FBI will be able to more easily hack into an iPhone (I am hosting a copy of the Motion to Vacate on mega.nz). I haven't had a chance to fully digest the memorandum, but it's two main arguments focus on (1) whether the All Writs Act can be used to compel Apple to write the new iPhone OS, and (2) whether forcing Apple to write the new iPhone OS violates Apple's First Amendment and Fifth Amendment rights.