defendant to provide an unencrypted version of his laptop drive
containing suspected child pornography to the government, in In re Boucher, (D.Vt. Feb. 19, 2009) (No. 2:06-mj-91) (2009 WL 424718) (unpublished) ("Boucher II")
Can the government compel an individual to provide a password to
examine the encrypted contents of a seized computer hard drive?
Initially, a magistrate judge concluded the Fifth Amendment barred the
government from compelling this information. In re Boucher, (D.Vt. Nov
29, 2007) (NO. 2:06-MJ-91) (2007 WL 4246473) (unpublished) ("Boucher I")
Recently, Chief District Court Judge William K. Sessions, III, of the
District of Vermont, overruled the initial ruling and sustained the
tip: Federal Evidence Review.