I am pleased that this opinion came down. It’s something that I expect will continue to be fought, as we constantly are arguing on both sides for this. Reading the 4th Amendment, and the references to “papers and effects” clearly says “get a warrant”, but this court decision about the 5th Amendment is even stronger, as we trust our devices with many of our deepest secrets.

The Indiana Supreme Court issued a strong opinion Tuesday that refusing to unlock a smartphone for authorities is constitutionally protected.