Meanwhile, Ross Ulbricht has to spend life in prison without parole.
While the Silk Road founder's reputation has already been sullied by the untried accusations, the feds give up on those charges after Supreme Court declines to hear Ulbricht's appeal on his original conviction and sentencing.
After being resoundingly voted out of the party's vice-chairmanship over his comments about veterans, school shootings, and age-of-consent laws, the activist/entrepreneur throws his hat in the ring against Adam Kokesh and a presumed Bill Weld.
Despite Carpenter upending Fourth Amendment doctrine, the Supremes leave the Silk Road founder in prison for life.
The government's prosecution of the Silk Road founder depended on a Fourth Amendment doctrine made questionable by Carpenter's new respect for the information accessible via modern technology.
Roger Clark, under pseudonym "Variety Jones" and others, faces charges related to narcotics trafficking, hacking, and money laundering, but not murder-for-hire.
Making popular things illegal rarely diminishes their use.
Silk Road founder's appeal stresses the dangerous Fourth and Sixth Amendment implications of his prosecution and sentencing.