Government Files 118-page Merits Brief in United States v. Auernheimer

I’ve blogged a few times about the case of United States v. Auernheimer, the computer crime case pending before the Third Circuit in which I am pro bono counsel for the defendant (along with EFF, Marcia Hofmann, and trial counsel Tor Ekeland). We filed our merits brief in July, and it is available here. On Friday afternoon, the United States filed its merits brief, which you can read here. If you plan to read the government’s brief, be sure to block off some extra time: The government’s brief is 26,495 words, about 90% longer than the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure permit.