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Interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: An Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in Van Buren v. United States

- Posted on 08/17/21

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (CFAA) subjects to criminal liability anyone who “intentionally accesses a computer without authorization or exceeds authorized access.” 18 U. S. C. §1030(a)(2). The term “exceeds authorized access” is defined to mean “to access a computer with authorization and to use such access to obtain or alter information



Prosecutorial Misconduct: Ongoing Violations of the Prosecution’s Obligation to Disclose Exculpatory Information

- Posted on 02/23/21

On February 17th, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York released yet another scathing order concerning the government’s misconduct in the case of United States v. Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad.  This order follows several similar orders over the last year involving not only the government’s failure


The Biden Administration And the Loss of Due Process For Male College Students Accused of Sexual Assault and Harrassment

- Posted on 02/04/21

New Administrations mean new policies, and President Biden’s policy toward college sexual assault allegations suggests a return to Obama era policies on the prosecution of male college and university students accused of sexual assault on campus.  If anything, the policy statements suggest that the relatively few rights extended by colleges and universities under the Obama Title IX


The Story of Robinhood and the Sheriff of Wall Street

- Posted on 02/01/21

As the GameStop battle between the Reddit community, r/WallStreetBets, and hedge funds continues, a new player has inserted itself into the game and attracted a lot of attention—Robinhood Markets, Inc. (“Robinhood”).  My previous blog post gives an in-depth discussion about GameStop and how the current short squeeze developed.   This post focuses upon Robinhood and its involvement in