Student accused of hacking Palin's email

Police are investigating the son of a Democratic politician who they say may have hacked into vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's email. Local TV stations in Tennessee say authorities have searched the home of 20-year-old student David Kernell, son of state congressman Mike Kernell.

David and his father have not spoken about the case, but their lawyer says it's a difficult time for the family.

Last week email messages, family photographs and the address book from Governor Palin's personal email account were posted online. The McCain campaign condemned the email break in, calling it a "shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law". No charges have been filed yet in the case.

The break in was discovered as some officials were asking questions about whether Palin used her personal email accounts to carry out state business. Legally, all emails relating to the official business of government must be archived.

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