The Congressional End Run

Yesterday the text surfaced of proposed legislation that would allow the FBI in the future to demand companies like Apple break their own encryption. This feels like too much. I can’t help but wonder what the founders would have thought of a government that reads your mail and orders lock smiths to give them master keys. 

Even though Congress appears broken, I could actually see them passing some form of this law if they throw the “terrorism” word around enough. As I’ve written before, this issue will never be resolved until the Supreme Court weighs in.