Earlier this month, it came to light that the Department of Justice is investigating Internet comments about the Silk Road judge’s sentencing decision, when a subpoena seeking commenters’ identities was published on the Popehat blog.
The investigation is over comments on Reason.com targeting US District Judge Katherine Forrest, who sentenced Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht to life in prison without parole. “Its [sic] judges like these that should be taken out back and shot,” reads one of the comments.
It has been about two weeks since those events became public, and now Popehat author Ken White has written a followup laying out reasons why he suspects the DOJ also sent Reason.com a gag order preventing it from speaking about the case.
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