Judge Mehta said he would not be surprised if the case went on for months.
The judiciary then instructed a lawyer to look into the list of organizations that provided information to the government, how much information everyone provided and whether a copy of the information request could be quickly given to Google.
Judiciary’s Kenneth Dintzer made no promises, but said what Google wanted was “not unreasonable.”
Judge Mehta said Google would soon have a list of 100 potential signatories. “Looks like you’ll have a better chance of finding out about the government’s allegations.”
Organizations that support the government include Microsoft, Amazon and others. These organizations will inform the court on Friday about how they want to practice their data.
It is expected that Google will respond to the official complaint before December 21.