RIP: Was Justice Scalia the Last Great Supreme Court Justice? | Cato @ Liberty: “Now, two qualifications are paramount for possible Supreme Court justices: 1) youth; 2) ideological conformity. The grueling nomination process also means that prospective nominees must have led ideologically milquetoast lives, never having said too much to push the wrong people’s buttons, but having said just enough to convince the party that they are a predictable, party-line vote. Certainly, a Scalia nomination today would have no chance of winning approval. Truly brilliant legal minds like Scalia help create the intellectual framework for our judicial system, and I fear that we will not see many more like him.”
Two stories about privacy and cybersecurity:
- Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks – The Washington Post
- After computer hack, L.A. hospital pays $17,000 in bitcoin ransom to get back medical records – The Washington Post
News from Eastern Europe: cause for concern, or overblown?