Eric Holder

The Eric Holder Fast and Furious Surveilance of the Press Case

The lead Plaintiff was an investigative reporter who sued Eric Holder, acting as the Attorney General of the United States.  In the case, the Plaintiffs claimed that the Department of Justice and the U.S. Postal Service violated their constitutional rights…

United States v. Steele (4th Cir., 2014)

So, what happens when an employee  spends nine months secretly logging in to the email server of his former employer (without permission, obviously), gaining access to confidential and proprietary information related to its government contract bids.  Yes, criminal conviction under…

WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller, 687 F.3d 199 (4th Cir., 2012)

The CFAA prohibits “unauthorized access” to computer systems.  What is unauthorized access has been subject to many interpretations.  The Fourth Circuit adopts a narrow reading of the terms “without authorization” and “exceeds authorized access” and has held that they apply only…