John Roberts and Nuking New Jersey

April 24th, 2013

Kyle Graham unearths some sage wisdom from a young John Glover Roberts about the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the risk hackers pose to the safety of the Garden State.

The memo reads, in part:

“The additional penalty is designed to deter the junior high school computer whizzes who break into the Los Alamos computers and do such things as change the targets on all our nuclear missles [sic] to various points in New Jersey.”

The memo was written at the request of “Assistnat Attorney General McConnell.” No, it’s not Michael McConnell in the Office of Legislative Affairs, but Robert McConnell. Michael at that point was in the SG’s Office.