United States v. Warshak
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
631 F.3d 266 (6th Cir. 2010)
The government suspected that Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, Inc. (Berkeley) was defrauding its customers. To seek to prove this, the government requested that NuVox Communications (NuVox), an internet service provider (ISP), warehouse the emails of Steven Warshak (defendant), the owner of Berkeley. The government then compelled NuVox to turn over those warehoused emails. The government did not obtain a warrant. Based on the contents of the emails, the trial court convicted Warshak. He appealed, alleging that the government’s search and seizure of his emails constituted a violation of his Fourth Amendment rights. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Boggs, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 169,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.