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Apple Says ‘Founders Would Be Appalled’ at iPhone Order

"It has become crystal clear that this case is not about a 'modest' order and a 'single iPhone,'"

Apple has filed its final planned legal salvo before the federal government and the world’s most valuable company are due to face off in a California court over unlocking a killer’s phone on March 22.

“The Justice Department and FBI are seeking an order from this court that would force Apple to create exactly the kind of operating system that Congress has thus far refused to require,” lawyers for Apple wrote in the brief filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

“They are asking this court to resolve a policy and political issue that is …

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