1994-07-01 - Re: Devil’s Advocate (again)

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From: Roger Bryner <bryner@atlas.chem.utah.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-07-01 18:54:19 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 11:54:19 PDT

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From: Roger Bryner <bryner@atlas.chem.utah.edu>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 11:54:19 PDT
Subject: Re: Devil's Advocate (again)
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On Fri, 1 Jul 1994, Duncan Frissell wrote:
> Additionally, since properly executed crypto can only be breached by the 
> application of torture to the key holder, The VIIIth Amendment's 
> prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment may apply.
This is not even slightly true.  They can say that if you don't show them 
your tax status, they sieze everyting you have.  This would require some 
random key.  This dosn't involve tourture, just tax.