Court Rejects Argument That All First-Time Email Hacking Offenses Are Felonies

Over the past few years, prosecutors have tried to stretch the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in troubling ways through cases like United States v. Drew. This week, a federal appeals court rebuffed another attempt to expand the CFAA, finding that prosecutors can’t double-count computer crime charges to turn misdemeanors into felonies…

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