With the end of the oral arguments in United States v. Microsoft Corp., legal experts are still in the dark about how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the case. But factors that will influence the court’s decision have come into focus, according to former government officials.

Any decision, they say, is likely be influenced more by the statutory interpretation of Stored Communication Act (SCA) than by the technology specifics of the case, which revolves around the U.S. government forcing Microsoft to hand over emails stored in Ireland under an SCA warrant.

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