Warshak Update:
Some readers may recall my long string of posts on Warshak v. United States, the Sixth Circuit case from 2007 on how the Fourth Amendment protects e-mail. I occasionally receive e-mails wondering what's happening with the case, and the answer is that the Sixth Circuit heard argument en banc four or five months ago and the case is still pending before the en banc court. Meanwhile, there has been a lot of news relating to the criminal case against Warshak: He was convicted of conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering back in February, and now he is out of jail pending sentencing. But the civil and criminal cases are independent, so we're just waiting for the en banc Sixth Circuit to hand down its opinion.