Court Affirms Life Sentence for Mastermind of 'Silk Road' Drug Site

Silk Road darknet mastermind Ross Ulbricht has lost his appeal of the life-behind-bars sentence he received for founding and running an online marketplace that made illegal drug purchases virtually a mouse click away. A federal appeals court rejected arguments by defense lawyers that Ulbricht was deprived of his constitutional right to a fair trial and subjected to a "demonstrably unreasonable" punishment.