U.S. Government Drops iPhone Fight in New York
Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its legal bid to force Apple to unlock an iPhone linked to a New York drug case. The FBI said that it had managed to get the iPhone’s passcode, making a court order unnecessary, but on Monday another reason came to light: the New York court had denied the government’s request. It’s starting to look like the government is using iPhones it already has access to in order to seek out precedent-setting court rulings, but dropping the cases when the chances of winning look slim.
Do all parties in these cases "swear to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth?" Or does that expectation go out the window when one party supposedly argues on behalf of "the greater good?" That's one of my take aways in these cases. Apparently our government is not held to the same standards when it comes to outright lying.