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Mark Cuban: Why Apple Must Win vs the FBI

Mark CubanMark Cuban, Blog Maverick, Released on 3/1/16

In this country we have rights.  Under the 6th Amendment we have very specific rights

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.“

In the current case facing Apple, the terrorists who had possession of the phone are deceased. However, in one of the next times Apple is called upon to open up a phone to enable access, chances are good that the person in possession of a phone during an illegal and possibly heinous act will be alive, be an American citizen and demand “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence”

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Mark Cuban is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, and the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also a “shark” investor on the television series Shark Tank. In 2011 Cuban wrote a book, How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It, in which he chronicles his life experiences in business and sports.

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