Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
ARGUED: William Davis Ashwell , MARK B. WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES, PLC, Warrenton, Virginia, for Appellant. Fletcher Nathaniel Smith III , OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee. Stephanie Lacambra , ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, San Francisco, California, for Amicus Curiae. ON BRIEF: G. Zachary Terwilliger , United States Attorney, Lauren Britsch , Trial Attorney, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellee. Sophia Cope , Andrew Crocker , Aaron Mackey , ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, San Francisco, California, for Amicus Curiae.
Affirmed by published opinion. Judge Diaz wrote the majority opinion, in which Judge Richardson joined. Judge Wynn wrote a dissenting opinion.
DIAZ, Circuit Judge:
The basic facts are these. One day, a link appeared on a secretive online message board. Accompanying the link was a message describing its contents unmistakably as child pornography, as well as numerous thumbnail images depicting sexual molestation of a female toddler. And if you clicked the link, it took you, as promised,...
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