I. Introduction: Where Encryption Meets the First Amendment

II. Encryption and Its Importance Today ... A. Modern Encryption At Work ... B. Encryption Regulations

III. Bernstein v. United States Department of Justice

IV. The Battle and the First Amendment's Effect on It ... A. The Battle Lines ... B. Which Side Should the First Amendment Favor? ... C. Future Implications

V. Conclusion: The Greater Importance of Bernstein