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UNAUTHORISED ACCESS: The First Amendmentís first date with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Sandvig v. Sessions, Civ. No. 16-1368 (JDB) 2018 WL 1568881 (D.D.C. March 30, 2018)

In what appears to be the first substantive discussion of the First Amendmentís intersection with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal court allowed a pre-enforcement Ďas-appliedí First Amendment challenge against the Computer Fraud and Abuse Actís unauthorised access provision in 18 U.S.C. ß 1030(a)(2)(C) to proceed past the motion to dismiss stage.

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