Another Judge Rules against Government in a Child Porn Case

Yesterday the US Federal Judge presiding over the FBI child porn case in Washington, threw out all the evidence obtained by the FBI’s NIT deployment on the Tor Network.

It seems it’s going to be hard for prosecutors to move forward in the US vs. Michaud case, because of judges continuing to push back on the FBI’s use of hacking tools.

“It’s hard to see how the government can secure a conviction without key evidence,” University law professor at the University of California Ahmed Ghappour said.

Two related cases had rulings in favor of the defendants due to the warrant being issued in Virginia. The judges in all three of these cases has seen the warrant as not having the force of law anywhere except Virginia.  None of the other judges have so far suppressed evidence.

“For the reasons stated orally on the record, evidence of the NIT, the search warrant issued based on the NIT, and the fruits of the warrant should be excluded and should not be offered in evidence at trial. The court should not now order dismissal,” Judge in the Michaud case, Robert J. Bryan wrote.

It has been two weeks since Michaud’s attorney argued that the government must

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