July 13, 2021

Amicus Brief in United States v. Morton

Logan Koepke, Emma Weil, and Tinuola Dada

Amicus brief

We filed an amicus brief in United States v. Morton, a case in front of the en banc Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In the brief, we explain how the Government’s remarkable technical assertions — that mobile device forensic tools can only extract all data off of a cellphone and cannot perform a narrower search — are incorrect. We also explain how the Government’s legal position would effectively authorize indiscriminate, limitless searches of cellphones, in violation of the protections of the Fourth Amendment.