Friday, May 24, 2013

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Jay Leiderman (Born 12 April 1971) is an American criminal defense lawyer. The Atlantic Magazine called Leiderman the “Hacktivist’s Advocate” [1] for his work defending hacker-activists (“hacktivists”) accused of computer crimes, [2] especially people associated with Anonymous[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] Other noteworthy cases Leiderman defended include the Andrew Luster or so-called "Max Factor" heir habeas corpusproceeding [9] [10] People v. Diaz, which went to the California Supreme Court and made law on the ability of police to search a cell phone, [11] Louis Gonzalez, who was falsely accused of rape, attampted murder and torture by the mother of his child [12] and was jailed for 83 days before he was released and ultimately found factually innocent, [13] the first-ever trial of medical marijuana defendants in San Luis Obispo County, California County, [14] and Ventura County, California's first concentrated Mexican Mafia prosecution. [15] Leiderman also co-authored a book on the legal defense of California medical marijuana crimes, which was published by NORML, the National Organization For the Reform of Marijuana Laws [16]

References [edit]

  1. ^ Hacktivist’s Advocate – Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous, The Atlantic 3 October 2012
  2. ^ Ventura attorney represents high-profile hackers in a red-hot area of the law, Ventura County Star 23 March 2013
  3. ^ Feds: Homeless hacker 'Commander X' arrested, CBS News
  4. ^ Ars Technica “Anon On The Run How Commander X Jumped Bail and Fled to Canada” by Nate Anderson
  5. ^ Hacking group activist's posts land him in trouble, Huffington Post, 5 October 2012
  6. ^ LulzSec Member Pleads Guilty
  7. ^ ‘Homeless Hacker’ Lawyer: DDoS Isn’t An Attack, It’s A Digital Sit In, Talking Points Memo (TPM) 28 September 2011
  8. ^ Social Media Editor Enters Plea in Hacking Case, Time 23 April 2013
  9. ^ "Convicted Rapist, Max Factor Heir Andrew Luster Seeks New Trial" Los Angeles Times 22 April 2012
  10. ^ Hearing scheduled in Andrew Luster's appeal of rape sentence,Ventura County Star 10 December 2012
  11. ^ State's high court rules police can conduct warrantless cell phone search,Ventura County Star 4 January 2011
  12. ^ Los Angeles Times “In This Assault Case, The Puzzle Pieces Don’t Fit” by Christopher Goffard
  13. ^ Los Angeles Times “A Man’s Nightmare Made Real”
  14. ^ The age of 'reason' Two defendants are acquitted in a historic medical marijuana case for SLO County, New Times 14 September 2011
  15. ^ Police say Mexican Mafia prison gang led crime ring in Ventura County 27 November 2012 Ventura County Star
  16. ^ Page for Medical Marijuana Law in California by Jay Leiderman and James B. Devine

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