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Lawyers for Mass Email Hacker Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer Argue Appeal Before the Third Circuit

Posted in Appeals, Cybercrime

Sometime prior to 2011, Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer collected 114,000 email addresses belonging to iPad 3G users and AT&T subscribers, and turned the addresses over to the website Gawker. Gawker proceeded to publish some of the addresses, partially redacted, and the FBI opened an investigation. Auernheimer was charged and found guilty of violating the Computer Fraud… Continue Reading

The Demise of Honest Services

Posted in Appeals

The oral arguments in the Conrad Black and Bruce Weyrauch cases last week portend the demise of honest services mail fraud. We expect the Supreme Court to declare 18 U.S.C. 1346 unconstitutionally vague.

Another Win in the Supremes

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In Abuelhawa v. United States, the Supreme Court held that using a telephone to make a misdemeanor drug purchase does not “facilitate” felony drug distribution in violation of 21 U.S.C. 843(b).