In listening to a CBS news radio story about the ongoing debate over whether Apple should help the FBI open the encrypted I-Phones in the San Bernardino case…
CBS noted that it is illegal for the government to open the mail of suspects.
Can that be true in the same way?
Suppose John Doe commits a big horrible crime, and, later, the police get a warrant to search his house for evidence. Sitting on his kitchen table are a bunch of letters, clearly having arrived by USPS mail. Postmarks and stamps.
Would the police/FBI be prohibited from opening these?