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5th Amendment rights in context of digital world

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/04/2012 @ 2:12 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

Beyond the log-in screen of Ramona Fricosu’s laptop computer lies what federal prosecutors say could be the key evidence in the bank-fraud case against her.

There’s only one problem: Prosecutors don’t know her password.

Thus, in an extraordinarily rare move, prosecutors in Denver are seeking a court order forcing Fricosu to unlock the computer so that they can obtain files they would use to try to convict her and her ex-husband.

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