|Senator Dianne Feinstein|
Feinstein: Apple not above the law
The Supreme Court and all courts established by Act of Congress may issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.
Suppose I were a crack computer guy who really knew the technologies involved in encryption. Could the federal government order me to work on the phone? If the government can force Apple to do that, it could force anyone to do that. And if the government can force Apple to work to decrypt one phone, it is clear that it can also force Apple to work to decrypt other phones, too!