Did this judge just order a criminal defendant to testify against herself?
Things you might consider relevant (or not):
- She cannot be ordered to disclose her digital password.
- She can be ordered to give a physical fingerprint.
- She eventually plead “no contest,” but the order was made before she entered any plea at all.
- The warrant was issued after the defendant was arrested.
I’m really on the fence here, but haven’t the time to do any scholarship of my own to back up an opinion one way or the other. So have fun, y’alls.
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