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LeClairRyan protects the US Constitution in World’s First Felony Spam Case

07/06/2009

Everybody hates spam, including the Virginia jury that sentenced Jeremy Jaynes to nine years in prison for sending anonymous spam from a neighboring state just days after Virginia’s anti-spam statute went into effect.

Thomas Wolf and Joseph Rainsbury of Alliance Member LeClairRyan in Washington, DC and Virginia represented Jaynes on appeal. They argued that Virginia’s anti-spam statute violates the free speech guarantee of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.