The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take on a Facebook case that could have set new standards for alleged criminals’ access to social media in their defense.

Although prosecutors can dig up evidence from social media to make their cases, companies such as Facebook have quashed criminal defendants’ subpoenas under the Stored Communications Act, a move that some defendants have said violates their constitutional rights.

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