Government To 9th Circuit: En Banc Review Of Computer Fraud Ruling Not Merited

Mealey's (October 14, 2016, 8:44 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In an Oct. 11 brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. government defends a July 2016 panel ruling in which a majority found that a man violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by accessing his former employer’s network, arguing that his bid for en banc review should be denied (United States of America v. David Nosal, No. 14-10037 and 14-10275, 9th Cir.).

(Opposition to rehearing motion available.  Document #24-161020-019B.)

Contrary to the defendant’s position, the government argues...
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