As we have previously reported, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Microsoft’s request to vacate a search warrant that compelled it to turn over to U.S. investigators emails that are stored in Ireland.  However, the court initially stayed its order to give Microsoft a chance to appeal before having to comply with the warrant.  The court has now changed its mind and lifted the stay, on the ground that the denial of Microsoft’s motion to vacate the warrant is not an appealable final order.  This means Microsoft either has to comply with the order; refuse to comply and be held in contempt of court so it can appeal the contempt order; or seek an immediate stay in the Second Circuit