DOJ subpoenas identities of online commenters for ‘threats’ against judge — RT USA
The Department of Justice issued a grand jury subpoena to the leading libertarian magazine Reason for the identities of anonymous commenters on an online article that they published about the controversial Silk Road court case.
The article, which was published on May 31, commented on the life sentence handed down to Ross Ulbricht, who was convicted of running the online drug market Silk Road.
“Ulbricht will spend the rest of his life in jail for creating a revolutionary website that made it easier and safer to buy and sell illegal drugs,” wrote Nick Gillespie, author of the article and editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine.
The severity of the punishment shocked a number of members of the public, including the libertarian-leaning audience of Reason.