Judge Nap: Battle Between Apple and FBI Will Go All the Way to the Supreme Court
Apple is locked in a battle with the FBI over whether or not they are obligated to help the agency unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates weighed in on the dramatic standoff today, siding with the federal government.
"This is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information," Gates said in an interview with the Financial Times. "They are not asking for some general thing, they are asking for a particular case."
Judge Andrew Napolitano, on the other hand, sided with Apple on "Shepard Smith Reporting" today, pointing out that the government is asking the tech giant to create a key that doesn't currently exist, in order to access the terrorist's iPhone.
Judge Napolitano said that fact alone is enough to invalidate the government's search warrant. He added that such a key would put both citizens and the government itself at greater risk of being hacked.
"Can they force Apple to work for them? I say no. I also say this is going to go all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States."
See more of Judge Napolitano's analysis above.