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I have posted before about Facebook v. Vachani & Power Ventures, a troubling U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit case I summarized in the title of an earlier post as holding that "[i]t's a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it." As I mentioned last month, I later joined the case pro bono as counsel for Power Ventures and we filed our petition for rehearing in August.
Those following the case might be interested in two additional developments. First, the 9th Circuit ordered Facebook to file a response. Facebook's opposition to rehearing was filed last week and is available here. Second, the EFF and the ACLU submitted an amicus brief in support of the petition that you can read here.