Auernheimer to be set free tonight

April 11, 2014

Some readers wondered what will happen next with Andrew Auernheimer, whose conviction was vacated today by the Third Circuit. Auernheimer’s twitter feed reports:


The fund set up to help Auernheimer with provisions aimed to raise $1,000, and it took about two hours to reach and then surpass that amount.

UPDATE: I should add a note of appreciation to the Third Circuit for the speed of its decision. Published opinions are usually handed down around three months after argument. The panel in this case handed down its published opinion in just 23 days, which is very very fast. Given that Auernheimer has been in the SHU in recent weeks — in every day parlance, he’s been in “solitary confinement” — every day counts.

Orin Kerr is the Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at The George Washington University Law School, where he has taught since 2001. He teaches and writes in the area of criminal procedure and computer crime law.
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