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Aaron Swartz Case

The Legal System Was 'A Major Factor' In Reddit Co-Founder's Suicide

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz was 26 years old and facing possible imprisonment for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act when he took his own l...

A Lawyer's Holiday: Part 1

Elliot Peters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime
Elliot Peters

What is it like, I am asked, to represent someone if you know they are guilty? It sounds flip, and plays easily into the notion that I am a sociopath to answer, truthfully, that representing a guilty person is easy, relatively stress free. It is representing the condemned but innocent which brings with it a private hell.

Previously Sealed Documents To Be Released In Swartz Case

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ordered the release of previously sealed documents in the criminal hacking case against deceased Internet ac...

Zach Carter

Aaron Swartz Prosecutor Sanctioned For Aggressive Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, under fire over her office's aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, was admonished by a f...

Zach Carter

Another Senator Questions Justice's Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for more information about the Justice Department's prose...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by withholding key evidence from the defense team of Aaron Swartz,...

White House Grants Aaron Swartz's Wish, In Part

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.26.2013 | Technology

Aaron Swartz, a well-known Internet activist who killed himself last month, believed that information should free, not digitized and put behind pay wa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Aaron Swartz Prosecutors Saw 'Guerilla' Manifesto As Proof Of Malicious Intent

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

A Justice Department representative told congressional staffers during a recent briefing on the computer fraud prosecution of Internet activist Aaron ...

Hundreds Pay Tribute To Internet Pioneer

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK — Portraying his suicide as the product of injustice, friends and supporters at a memorial Saturday for free-information advocate Aaron...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...