Fifth Amendment Implications of Laptop Decryption Halt Federal Magistrate's Order

This week brings us the most recent opinion on compelled testimony when the State cannot retreive data stored on a laptop computer without a password being prvided by the owner.  U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has ordered the defendant to provide unlocking or decrypting his laptop for the State under penalty of contempt for refusal.  However, it also stayed the Order for further briefing on the Fifth Amendment issues.  You can read the original Order by clicking here and the Order staying the previous Order by clicking here.