United States v. Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of appellant.

Brief filed: 07/08/2013


United States v. Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 13-1816


The Fifth Amendment’s due process clause requires a narrow interpretation of “without authorization” under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The District Court’s finding that venue was proper exceeds constitutional limitations and invites prosecutorial forum-shopping.

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Steven P. Ragland, Jennifer A. Huber, and Ben D. Rothstein, Keker & Van Nest LLP, San Francisco, CA; Jenny Carroll, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ; Peter Goldberger, Ardmore, PA.