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Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Hacker/Troll Weev

April 14, 2014

"Well, we're obviously pleased with the court's opinion," says Hanni Fakhoury, a San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer who represented Weev on the appeal. Fakhoury adds that the venue problems in Weev's case were "significant and dangerous" -- ie, hauling Weev 1,000 miles from his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas was part of a sinister legal strategy. He says the appeals court also supplied some important updates on the constitutional issues being vetted in the case, which could come into play should Weev be retried.

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