“Weev’s” conviction reversed on appeal
Wow. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit just reversed Andrew Auernheimer (“Weev”)’s conviction – not based on anything to do with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act issues that defense counsel had raised, but because the court determined that the case never should have been heard in New Jersey. Ars Technica and TechDirt have some preliminary media coverage.
You can read the opinion here.
For Weev, this is certainly good news, as he has been subjected to not only prison, but lengthy periods of isolation.
Kudos to the defense and appeals team on this one, but obviously, Weev’s not out of the woods and the important issues about narrowly interpreting CFAA did not get addressed.