Hearing on Gizmodo iPhone warrant scheduled

Posted: May 11, 2010 in 1st Amendment, Gizmodo, iPhone, San Jose, Silicon Valley

c/o PogoWasRight


A judge in Silicon Valley will hear arguments later this week in a dispute over unsealing records about the criminal investigation into what may have been a prototype iPhone purchased by a gadget blog.

San Mateo County Judge Clifford Cretan has scheduled a hearing for 9 a.m. PDT Friday in his courtroom in Redwood City, Calif. Cretan previously approved a police request to search the home office of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen, a decision that unleashed a torrent of speculation about the legality of searching a journalist’s workplace and whether Apple instigated the raid.

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