Weev's conviction has been vacated! #freeweev
— Tor Ekeland, P.C. (@TorEkelandPC) April 11, 2014
The Third Circuit has just thrown out Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer's "hacking" conviction on a technical ground, writing that, "Although this appeal raises a number of complex and novel issues that are of great public importance in our increasingly interconnected age, we find it necessary to reach only one... venue."
In other words, the court threw out the conviction because it felt Weev's alleged "hacking" crimes were not connected enough to New Jersey for him to have been tried there. Feels like a bit of a cop-out, but we'll keep following.