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In re Subpoena Duces Tecum
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
670 F.3d 1335 (2012)
Police seized John Doe’s (defendant) computer drives during the course of a child-pornography investigation. When forensic examiners discovered that they could not view the encrypted portions of the drives, a grand jury issued a subpoena duces tecum requiring Doe to produce the unencrypted contents of the drives. Doe invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and refused to comply. The district court found Doe in contempt of court and ordered him incarcerated. Doe appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tjoflat, J.)
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