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Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence

• by Jamie Redman

Ulbricht's legal team and family were hoping the recent Carpenter Vs. US Supreme Court case would spur court officials to reconsider Ulbricht's conviction. However, Supreme Court officials didn't see eye to eye with this reasoning and denied Ulbricht's cert petition.

SCOTUS Denies Ross Ulbricht's Cert Petition

Just recently, reported on the Ross Ulbricht case and the convicted Silk Road operator's cert petition filed with the Supreme Court this past May. According to Ulbricht's lawyers, out of 200 cases that day, the court justices denied all of them except for the case Carpenter Vs. the US, and Ross Ulbricht's petition. Lawyers had thought the implications of the Carpenter case, which applies to warrantless cellphone searches, would help Ross's appeal.

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