A federal appeals court has rejected a fired police sergeant's argument that he has a Fifth Amendment right not to turn over computer passwords in a child-porn investigation. Former Philadelphia … Click to Continue »
We wrote about this case last April, and it appears very little has changed over the last 10 months. Francis Rawls, a former Philadelphia policeman, is still in jail because he has refused to decrypt his computer for prosecutors. AtShow More Summary
That headline is an obvious attempt at a play on words, but while "taking the Fifth" (refusing to testify on the grounds that it would tend to incriminate you, a right guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) happens...Show More Summary
As was hinted heavily three years ago, you might be better off securing your phone with a passcode than your fingerprint. While a fingerprint is definitely unique and (theoretically...) a better way to keep thieves and snoopers fromShow More Summary
Company officials appear at hearing on online sex trafficking but invoke the Fifth Amendment.
Former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) sought to withhold his office's financial documents, claiming his Fifth Amendment privilege not to incriminate himself. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK The Office of CongressionalShow More Summary
Imagine a routine traffic stop where the officer has the legal right to search not just your car, but your phone too. That's where we're likely headed after a Florida court recently denied Fifth Amendment protections for iPhone passcodes, saying that suspects must now reveal them to police. Show More Summary
Ruling contradicts earlier cases, could have broader implications for digital age, recognized data-protection methods
Three senior executives at scope maker Olympus Corp., which is under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, repeatedly invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination...
Disregarding his Fifth Amendment rights, the Florida Court of Appeals has ordered a male suspect to surrender his iPhone 5 passcode to police. The decision runs counter to a Virginia court ruling in a separate case that stipulates suspects...Show More Summary
A Florida man accused of voyeurism can be forced to share the passcode of his iPhone 5, the state's Second District Court of Appeals ruled this week, potentially challenging established interpretations of the Fifth Amendment.
The Florida Court of Appeals has ruled that a suspect must tell police the passcode for his iPhone 5, overturning the original ruling that Fifth Amendment protections applied. This contradicts a Virginia court ruling in a separate case...Show More Summary
A state appeals-court judge in Florida has broken with the precedent that the courts may not compel suspects to reveal the unlock codes for their devices as this would violate the Fifth Amendment's prohibition against forced self-incrimination. (more…)
Record Review: The Game Is in His Element on 1992, but His Future Could Be Even Brighter by Larry Mizell Jr. The Game 1992 (Entertainment One Music/Fifth Amendment/Blood Money) Key: 1984 1977 1966 1994 1974 I t's been a month since I returned to Los Angeles, my hometown, where I haven't lived in 25 years. Show More Summary
That doesn’t sound suspicious, does it? This bit of news from Townhall: A former IT aide at the State Department refused to answer questions posited by Judicial Watch in their ongoing lawsuit over Hillary Clinton’s email server. Sarah Westwood at The Washington Examiner reported yesterday that John Bentel, the former Director of Information Resource Management, invoked the […]
BUT OF COURSE: Clinton State Department IT Official John Bentel Takes Fifth Amendment During Judicial Watch Deposition.
Is being forced to press a finger on a phone in violation of the Fifth Amendment?
Today is October 17, the date in 1931 when gangster Al Capone (1899-1947) was convicted of evading income taxes. (In 1927, the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination did not protect...Show More Summary
In order to avoid admitting to cheating on his wife, Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination 97 times during his divorce proceedings with Ivana Trump in 1990, the Huffington Post reported Friday. SoShow More Summary
The Third Circuit last week held oral arguments on whether an individual can be forced to decrypt a drive with incriminating information on it. The Fifth Amendment prohibits any person from bring “compelled in any criminal case to be...Show More Summary