US v. Apple Macpro Computer


(United States Third Circuit) – In an appeal concerning the Government’s ability to compel the decryption of digital devices when the Government seizes those devices pursuant to a valid search warrant, the district court’s order, finding John Doe in civil contempt for refusing to comply with an order issued pursuant to the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. section 1651, which required him to produce several seized devices in a fully unencrypted state, is affirmed over Doe’s claims that the court did not have subject matter jurisdiction to issue the order and that the order itself violates his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.