In a case involving the intersection of technology, privacy rights and law enforcement, the state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that neither federal nor state laws protected a former Essex County sheriff’s officer, accused of texting and calling the target of a state narcotics investigation on ways to allude apprehension, from disclosing the pass codes to his iPhones.
In a 47-page opinion on Monday, the court’s slim majority ruled in State v. Andrews that the defendant’s rights were not violated under the self-incrimination clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or New Jersey’s common law or statutory protections against self-incrimination, when he was compelled to reveal the pass codes.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]