Under the All Writs Act, 28 U.S. Code § 1651 - Writs, it appears that it can only be invoked IF AND ONLY IF there are no other "Judicial Tools Available" -- What does this mean?
- In Apple's Case: If there are several "Alternative Methods" to attempt to hack the device -- would the All Writs Act still apply in this case?
- Can the All Writs Act still be invoked if the most efficient method is not available, but other less efficient methods are available?
In the case of the Court's order to Apple to provide digitally signed -- custom firmware:
In the "Information Security Stack Exchange", it is suggested that the FBI could attempt to decrypt the iPhone in question using other means, (Stack Link to the Issue).
Wikipedia's All Writs Act article suggests, (referencing this paper) that the All Writs Act can only be invoked IF AND ONLY IF the threshold Burden of Proof is met -- that there are no other "judicial tools" available.
Does this mean "no other judicial orders, or laws" -- or does it mean "No other alternate means to accomplish the task"?