If I was Magistrate Pym, I'd be furious. This stinks of gamesmanship. If she wasn't trying to run from this as quickly as possible, some hard questions could have been asked instead of granting the request ex parte:
Was the FBI previously aware of this approach?
Has the FBI tried this approach before?
If the FBI was previously aware, why was it not tried before filing the initial motion?
Did any government agency the FBI contacted recommend this approach before?
Why is this being tried now?
Is the party with this method a private or government entity?
If a government agency, was this one previously contacted?
If a government agency, and not contacted, why not?
Who initiated the contact with the other?
When was contact first made?
When was the offer to "hack" the iphone by the party first made?
Spain is applying different (and significantly more burdensome) standards than the rest of the EU, and I can't see any legal argument that would force a company to provide uniform service in a non-uniform compliance framework.
I think it is an incredibly simplistic viewpoint to say that "Washington corrupts everyone who enters."
Corruption isn't something that happens without consent - it's not iron + oxygen = rust. You need two parties to tango for it to happen.
Maybe a better way of putting it would be "Washington enables the already corrupted and the easily corruptible." I think that speaks more to the character of politicians that hold office and power in America. It also puts the blame squarely where it belongs instead of moving it off to an anthropomorphized object called "corruption".
Re: This is why we need judges to throw out massive numbers of convictions
This would be a great solution if the three branches weren't all in bed together. In reality, what you're asking for is the government to admit fault for actions by the government in the hopes of teaching the government a lesson.
TL;DNR: Do not, under any circumstances, engage a troll. It never yields any benefits, and it always results in harm.
Longer version - To engage a troll at all is a harmful to you and the community for two reasons:
 The troll loves attention. Any attention at all results in more troll posts. The troll doesn't care what you post, it just wants to suck as many people possible into its little game of ego-stroking. Your logic is useless against the troll, because it doesn't care about logic. Engaging it only encourages further trollish behavior.
 By engaging the troll, you take away your time from contributing to the actual conversation/debate at hand. Furthermore, as more and more people get sucked under the trolls bridge, less and less of value is actually said. Take a quick look at any thread on TD where people are engaging trolls. It's all chaff and no wheat. This destroys community.
For trolls and the TD site, simply click REPORT and move on. I know you think you're helping by engaging the troll, but you are not. Without exception, you only make things worse.
If you don't validate their behavior, most of them will go away. The one's that don't will get more and more furious as no one says anything to them. It makes it easier and easier to see them, and thus easier to REPORT their posts.
PS: If you want to get all conspiracy theory on trolls, you might posit that a fair share of them are hired guns designed to side track every conversation about their employers.
Corrupt Government Defense: We claim state secrets
Corrupt Government Judge(s): Dismissed
The US Constitution died years ago. And there isn't any amount of bitching now that is going to change any of it. The power has long since left the hands of the people. You don't get a say in what happens next.
So, Lutz is the patsy that has replaced Gibbs. I wonder if Lutz knows how much trouble he's getting himself in for whatever pittance Steele is throwing at him.
Also, isn't the wording by Lutz "I am the manager of a company, AF Holdings, LLC" a bit misleading? I don't remember exactly, but isn't the current claim by the Prenda crew is that Lutz the owner of the company?