Docket No. 14-2985 August Term, 2015.

829 F.3d 197 (2016)


United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: July 14, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

E. JOSHUA ROSENKRANZ , Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP ( Robert M. Loeb and Brian P. Goldman , Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, NY; Guy Petrillo , Petrillo Klein & Boxer LLP, New York, NY; James M. Garland and Alexander A. Berengaut , Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC; Bradford L. Smith , David M. Howard , John Frank , Jonathan Palmer , and Nathaniel Jones , Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA; on the brief), for Microsoft Corporation.

JUSTIN ANDERSON , Assistant United States Attorney ( Serrin Turner , Assistant United States Attorney, on the brief), for Preet Bharara , United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, New York, NY.

Brett J. Williamson , David K. Lukmire , Nate Asher , O'Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, NY; Faiza Patel , Michael Price , Brennan Center for Justice, New York, NY; Hanni Fakhoury , Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Alex Abdo , American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York, NY; for Amici Curiae Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, American Civil Liberties Union, The Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation, in support of Appellant.

Kenneth M. Dreifach , Marc J. Zwillinger , Zwillgen PLLC, New York, NY and Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae Apple, Inc., in support of Appellant.

Andrew J. Pincus , Paul W. Hughes , James F. Tierney , Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae BSA %CO The Software Alliance, Center for Democracy and Technology, Chamber of Commerce of the United States, The National Association of Manufacturers, and ACT %CO The App Association, in support of Appellant.

Steven A. Engel , Dechert LLP, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae Anthony J. Colangelo, in support of Appellant.

Alan C. Raul , Kwaku A. Akowuah , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae AT & T Corp., Rackspace US, Inc., Computer & Communications Industry Association, i2 Coalition, and Application Developers Alliance, in support of Appellant.

Peter D. Stergios , Charles D. Ray , McCarter & English, LLP, New York, NY and Hartford, CT, for Amicus Curiae Ireland.

Peter Karanjia , Eric J. Feder , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, NY, for Amici Curiae, Inc., and Accenture PLC, in support of Appellant.

Michael Vatis , Jeffrey A. Novack , Steptoe & Johnson LLP, New York, NY; Randal S. Milch , Verizon Communications Inc., New York, NY; Kristofor T. Henning , Hewlett-Packard Co., Wayne, PA; Amy Weaver , Daniel Reed ,, Inc., San Francisco, CA; Orin Snyder , Thomas G. Hungar , Alexander H. Southwell , Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, NY; Mark Chandler , Cisco Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA; Aaron Johnson , eBay Inc., San Jose, CA, for Amici Curiae Verizon Communications, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., eBay Inc.,, Inc., and Infor, in support of Appellant.

Laura R. Handman , Alison Schary , Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae Media Organizations, in support of Appellant.

Philip Warrick , Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR, for Amici Curiae Computer and Data Science Experts, in support of Appellant.

Owen C. Pell , Ian S. Forrester, Q.C., Paige C. Spencer , White & Case, New York, NY, for Amicus Curiae Jan Philipp Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament, in support of Appellant.

Owen C. Pell , Ian S. Forrester, Q.C., Paige C. Spencer , White & Case, New York, NY; Edward McGarr , Simon McGarr , Dervila McGarr , McGarr Solicitors, Dublin, Ireland, for Amicus Curiae Digital Rights Ireland Limited, National Council for Civil Liberties, and The Open Rights Group, in support of Appellant.

Judge LYNCH concurs in a separate opinion.

Microsoft Corporation appeals from orders of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denying its motion to quash a warrant ("Warrant") issued under § 2703 of the Stored Communications Act ("SCA" or the "Act"), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 et seq., and holding Microsoft in...

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