Summary Box: Woman must turn over password

THE CASE: If someone is required to turn over a computer password in a criminal case, does that amount to self-incrimination and a violation of the Fifth Amendment?

RULING?: A federal appeals court says it doesn’t have jurisdiction to rule. That means a lower court’s order stands.

WHAT NEXT: A Colorado woman must now follow the lower court’s order to turn over an unencrypted version of her hard drive that requires a password for investigators to examine documents.