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Electronic Communications Privacy Act Edit

Court of competent jurisdiction includes--

(A) any district court of the United States (including a magistrate judge of such a court) or any United States court of appeals that--
(i) has jurisdiction over the offense being investigated;
(ii) is in or for a district in which the provider of a wire or electronic communication service is located or in which the wire or electronic communications, records, or other information are stored; or
(iii) is acting on a request for foreign assistance pursuant to section 3512 of this title [18 USCS § 3512]; or

(B) a court of general criminal jurisdiction of a State authorized by the law of that State to issue search warrants.[1]

References Edit

  1. 18 U.S.C. §2711(3).

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