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THEODORE J. BOUTROUS JR., SBN 132099
tboutrous@gibsondunn.com
NICOLA T. HANNA, SBN 130694
nhanna@gibsondunn.com
ERIC D. VANDEVELDE, SBN 240699
evandevelde@gibsondunn.com
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
Telephone: 213.229.7000
Facsimile: 213.229.7520
THEODORE B. OLSON, SBN 38137
tolson@gibsondunn.com
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036-5306
Telephone: 202.955.8500
Facsimile: 202.467.0539
MARC J. ZWILLINGER*
marc@zwillgen.com
JEFFFREY G. LANDIS*
jeff@zwillgen.com
ZWILLGEN PLLC
1900 M Street N.W., Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: 202.706.5202
Facsimile: 202.706.5298
*Admitted Pro Hac Vice
Attorneys for Apple Inc.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
EASTERN DIVISION
ED No. CM 16-10 (SP)

IN THE MATTER OF THE SEARCH
OF AN APPLE IPHONE SEIZED
DURING THE EXECUTION OF A
SEARCH WARRANT ON A BLACK
LEXUS IS300, CALIFORNIA
LICENSE PLATE 35KGD203

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL
AUTHORITY IN SUPPORT OF
APPLE INC.’S MOTION TO VACATE
ORDER COMPELLING APPLE INC.
TO ASSIST AGENTS IN SEARCH,
AND OPPOSITION TO
GOVERNMENT’S MOTION TO
COMPEL ASSISTANCE

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Hearing:
Date:
Time:
Place:
Judge:

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March 22, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Courtroom 3 or 4
Hon. Sheri Pym

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Apple Inc. (“Apple”), by and through its counsel of record, hereby files this

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Notice of Supplemental Authority in support of its Motion to Vacate Order

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Compelling Apple Inc. to Assist Agents in Search, and Opposition to Government’s

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Motion to Compel Assistance to bring to the Court’s attention the Honorable Judge

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Orenstein’s recent Memorandum and Order, dated February 29, 2016, in In re Order

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Requiring Apple, Inc. to Assist in the Execution of a Search Warrant Issued by this

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Court (“In re Order”), No. 15-MC-1902 (E.D.N.Y.). A true and correct copy of this

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decision is attached hereto as Exhibit A. (In its motion to vacate, Apple had cited an

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earlier order by Judge Orenstein that had deferred final ruling on the government’s

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application. See Dkt. 16 at 16.)

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In In re Order, Judge Orenstein considered the government’s application under

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the All Writs Act (“AWA”) for an order compelling Apple to unlock the passcode on

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an iPhone running an older version of iOS, a request far less burdensome than the

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order sought here. Judge Orenstein denied the government’s request. Amongst many

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reasons for denying the government’s application, Judge Orenstein found that the

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government’s expansive interpretation of the AWA would “upend[] the separation of

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powers” doctrine, Ex. A at 26; would imply an “implausible intention [by Congress] to

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confer essentially unlimited legislative powers on the judiciary,” id. at 29; and suggests

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no “principled limit on how far a court may go in requiring a person or company to

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violate the most deeply-rooted values to provide assistance to the government the court

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deems necessary,” id. at 44. Even assuming the AWA applied, Judge Orenstein held

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that the requested order was not permissible under the Supreme Court’s holding in

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United States v. New York Telephone Co., 434 U.S. 159 (1977). See Ex. A at 31-48.

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Dated: March 2, 2016

Respectfully submitted,

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GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP
By:

/s/ Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.

Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher LLP

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Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
Nicola T. Hanna
Eric D. Vandevelde
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
Telephone: 213.229.7000
Facsimile: 213.229.7520
Theodore B. Olson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036-5306
Telephone: 202.955.8500
Facsimile: 202.467.0539
Marc J. Zwillinger *
Jeffrey G. Landis *
ZwillGen PLLC
1900 M Street N.W., Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20036
Telephone: 202.706.5202
Facsimile: 202.706.5298
*Admitted Pro Hac Vice
Attorneys for Apple Inc.

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