Auernheimer's legal team, led by the firm Tor Ekeland, P.C. and attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has announced that they are seeking his immediate release, which could come as early as Friday night. But what happens next depends on whether the Department of Justice decides to retry the case in a different legal venue. That scenario would be bad for weev, who has spent much of his sentence in solitary confinement. But if the case ends here, it would also be a lost opportunity to for courts to finally clarify the vague laws governing what constitutes “hacking.”

Friday, April 11, 2014