Jan 192017
 January 19, 2017  Posted by  Court

Orin Kerr writes:

A few months ago I wrote a long post, “The Fifth Amendment and Touch ID,” on whether and how the Fifth Amendment applies when the government seeks to compel a smartphone user to unlock his phone using the fingerprint sensor. I thought I would flag a new case on the subject, State v. Diamond, decided yesterday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The Fifth Amendment issues are pretty technical issues, and my earlier post had all the details, so I’m going to assume familiarity with that post and go directly into the new case.

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