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This Post Continues A Series That Will Comprise The Entirety Of The Matthew Keys Sentencing Documents Filed By The Defense – Part 7   THE STATUTORY SENTENCING FACTORS IN 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a) REQUIRE A SENTENCE BELOW THE GUIDELINES RANGE FOR DEFENDANT MATTHEW KEYS.   The Sentencing Guidelines are not mandatory. It is always within the discretion […]

October 21, 2015 In re Matthew Keys To Whom You May Concern: Along with Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe, I represent Mr. Keys in a criminal court case involving convictions for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA” 18 USC section 1030).  Mr. Keys is a journalist and maintains that he was in […]

Defendant was convicted of the federal crime of failing to register as a sex offender. 18 USC sec 2250(a). The terms of his sentence required him to install lifetime monitoring software on his computers. Indeed, the slip opinion at p.1 [click here for the whole opinion] says:requiring him to “install [computer] filtering software . . […]

The below brief had to be re-worked to suit the attorneys that were actually submitting it.  I am listed as co-author of the brief.  Here is the one that I wanted filed:   APPLICATION TO FILE AN AMICUS CURIAE  BRIEF   What is presented here is a motion brought in the nature of an amicus […]