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[liberationtech] SOPA Supporter Considered for Sec. of State

Collin Anderson collin at
Mon Nov 12 21:56:16 PST 2012

Howard Berman has had a long tenure in Congress that is worth a deeper evaluation than solely SOPA/ACTA, spanning legislation such as the Anti-Boycott Act, the infamous Berman Amendment (1988 Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act), NAFTA, False Claims Act, et al. Whether or not Berman would actually be an appropriate choice for Secretary of State, evaluating his merits should not be done in as shallow a manner as promoting the business interests of his district, Hollywood -- which is pretty appropriate for an agent model of representation.

Collin Anderson
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On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:

> The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Congressman Howard Berman is being considered as the replacement for Hillary Clinton when she steps down as Secretary of State in coming weeks:,0,963486.story
> Berman was a lead supporter of SOPA. His position as Secretary of State could be a disaster.
> I urge you to sign the petition against this nonsense:
> NK
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