Councilman decision - stored communications/wiretap law on an e-mail service provider accessing client's e-mails.
This is the underlying original decision that has created a great deal of controversy. The court held that the book seller's accessing its customers e-mails sent to Amazon was not a violation of teh wire tap laws, but merely a violation of the stored communications laws. Since the Department of Justice had failed to charge the company with a stored communications violation, the defendant was not convicted of the charges.
See analysis in this blog of the facts underlying the case.