Access Palin’s E-mail, Get Convicted under Sarbanes-Oxley

Actually, it’s not quite that simple, but close. David Kernell hacked then-Governor Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account, and was subsequently convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 1519, a provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, for deleting information on his computer in order to impede the investigation into his accessing of Gov. Palin’s account. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed Kernell’s conviction, rejecting his claim that Section 1519 is unconstitutionally vague.