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Supreme Court will take up Microsoft email warrant fight

FILE In this April 7, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad.  The justices say Monday they will hear the administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought in a drug trafficking investigation were beyond the reach of a search warrant because they were kept on a Microsoft server in Ireland.
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The government’s effort to force Microsoft to turn over the contents of an email account stored in an Irish data center will get a hearing in the top U.S. court, the latest in a long-running clash over law enforcement’s reach into the internet.

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