Kevin Poulsen reports that LavaBit owner Ladar Levison is appealing the secret government orders that resulted in him choosing to shut down his encrypted e-mail service. His appeal is under seal, as are the original orders, so there are not many details at this time but Poulsen notes:
Levison’s opening brief in his appeal is due October 3, and will likely be filed under seal, with a redacted version made public in compliance with the appellate court’s rules. But the appeal docket, opened on August 29, adds a few new details to what’s known about the case, including the identity of the Alexandria, Virginia judge whose secret orders Levison is challenging.
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