Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal: Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Seeks To Overturn Conviction, Life Sentence...

The Verge

The Verge: link to appeal brief. http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/13/10759744/ross-ulbricht-appeal-brief

Bitcoin Notables Raise Funds for Ross Ulbricht Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Austin, TX – July 20, 2015 – The Bitcoin and Liberty communities have joined together to help Ross Ulbricht appeal his conviction and double life sentence. The ruling was for all non-violent charges, based on Ulbricht’s creation and...

Letter to porcfest from Ross

  Note: With Ross’ permission, a few words were changed as per the attorneys’ guidance. It was a question of semantics and incorrect use of legal terms, not a change of meaning. There was no time to have Ross re-write the letter before...

Letter to Bill O’Reilly

The following letter was sent to Bill O’Reilly after his coverage of Ross Ulbricht’s sentencing. The coverage was hyperbolic and contained several factual errors. Dear Bill, You jumped into the middle of a real travesty and then added salt to the wound....

HollyWIRED: Coming to a Screen Near You

   by Lyn Ulbricht, May 18, 2015 The recent Wired two-parter, The Rise & Fall of Silk Road by Joshuah Bearman, reads like a movie treatment because that’s what it is. It is optioned by Fox. It was created in participation with a major movie studio...

From Deep Web doc: Weaver on Tarbell explanation

Deep Web, the riveting documentary airing on EPIX at the end of May, has nuggets like this one from Nicholas Weaver, of the International Computer Science Institute: “The Tarbell declaration, to put it politely, seems vaguely disconnected from the truth....

Freedom of choice in the Digital Age?

The U.S. government is waging an “obsessive campaign to access all information, from all sources, at all times,” according to Joshua Dratel, attorney for Ross Ulbricht. He says this is creating a profound and fundamental change in our exposure to government intrusion,...

Prosecution Aims to Ensure Draconian Punishment

Somebody please tell the prosecution that the trial is over. They won it. They kept the jury from knowing about the extensive corruption of two Silk Road investigators and their unlimited access to the site. They kept defense witnesses from testifying. They hamstrung...

Grace Under Fire

We are proud of how Ross handled one of the most difficult ordeals we can imagine. Being at the trial, and watching Ross’ defense sabotaged and hamstrung, was hard enough for us. But for Ross, who knows the whole story and the evidence being concealed, it must have...

Prosecution Blocking Bitcoin Expert Witness

The government has filed a motion to block the defense from bringing its own bitcoin expert, world-renowned Andreas Antonopoulos (whom they snidely call a purported “expert”) to testify about bitcoin. They say his testimony about bitcoin is “irrelevant.” Yet when the...

Government suppresses evidence in Silk Road Trial

We are told a fair trial is a basic right in this country. It is a pillar of our Bill of Rights. Without it, we are helpless against tyranny.  Yet how is a trial fair when much of the defense evidence is suppressed? Telling one side of the story does not make an even...

Silk Road Prosecutors Rely on Slander As Trial Approaches

Silk Road Prosecutors Rely on Slander As Trial Approaches Ross Ulbricht, alleged operator of Silk Road Eric Blair Activist Post What does a prosecutor do when their primary “evidence” was likely gathered through parallel construction of illegally hacked...

Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road Trial moved to January, 2015

By Joseph Cox  on October 15, 2014 The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged owner of the Dark Net marketplaceSilk Road, has been pushed until next year. The trial will now take place on Jan. 5, 2015. It was slated to start on 10th November, just four weeks away. Joshua...

Schumer convicts Ross with no trial

Chuck Schumer is angry. After all, three years ago he stood on the courthouse steps and demanded that Silk Road be taken down. This was temporarily accomplished last October, and Ross Ulbricht — the man the government claims ran the site as DPR — was...

We strongly condemn the outrageous threats to Judge Forrest

Ross and his family are horrified at the threats made to Judge Forrest. This is outrageous and reprehensible. We unequivocally, and in the strongest terms,  condemn this behavior. Joshua Dratel, Ross’ lawyer, states the following: I would prefer not to have to...

The Mystery of the Disappearing Silk Road Murder Charges

By Patrick Howell O’Neill  on October 22, 2014 Drugs, hacking, money laundering, and above all else, murder. The bust of the Silk Road was headline news around the world instantly thanks to these salacious details. But the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s...

Setting a Dangerous Precedent: It’s Foreign

Martin McKeay Senior Security Advocate , Akamai I’ve been seeing a disturbing and dangerous precedent being set by legal entities in the US and the UK in recent months.  Both countries are trying to extend the reach of their law enforcement organizations outside...

One Year Later, Lyn Ulbricht Still Fights for Her Son’s Freedom

A year on from the arrest of Silk Road’s alleged founder, CoinDesk takes a look at the life of Lyn Ulbricht, mother of accused Silk Road leader Ross Ulbricht.   For Lyn Ulbricht, mother of alleged Silk Road ringleader Ross William Ulbricht, it’s been...

I believe Ross Ulbricht is innocent of all charges

I believe Ross Ulbricht is innocent of all the charges brought against him. I often hear, “Of course you do. You’re his mother.” True, but my opinion is not simply based on emotion. The charges just don’t add up.  And they are antithetical to Ross’ character and how...