High Court Rejects Appeal In Military Data Breach Case

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of a 73-year-old University of Tennessee professor convicted in 2008 of giving foreigners access to sensitive data related to plasma technology on military drones.

In rejecting John Reece Roth's appeal, the high court sidestepped a chance to resolve a split among federal appeals courts on whether a person must know the information he is sharing is explicitly covered by the Arms Export Control Act, which makes it a federal crime to export to a foreign...
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