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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Federal Government Drops Most Charges Against Barrett Brown

From the Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Professor Ruthann Robson notes that the US government has moved to dismiss most of the charges against Barrett Brown,  founder of Project PM, and co-author of Flock of Dodos.  The federal government objected that Mr. Brown's use of hyperlinks made protected data available. Mr. Brown's defense team pointed out that these hyperlinks were publicly available and that the government was violating Mr. Brown's First Amendment rights. Mr. Brown, who has been in custody since 2012, still faces other federal charges. More here from the Dallas Morning News.

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