"We're obviously pleased the court reversed the conviction," said Hanni Fakhoury, one of Auernheimer's attorneys.

"While the case was primarily about the CFAA, the government's venue theory was very dangerous, presenting a real risk that defendants could be hailed anywhere in the country to face a criminal trial," Fakhoury said. "The court was very critical of the government's theory which is important going forward in criminal cases to come, especially as the Internet makes the world more inter-connected."

Friday, April 11, 2014
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