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[liberationtech] SOPA Supporter Considered for Sec. of State

James S. Tyre jstyre at
Mon Nov 12 22:37:44 PST 2012

Minor correction.  Hollywood isn’t, and before the recent redistricting wasn’t, in his district.  His district includes, among other places, North Hollywood, but there is little relation between Hollywood and North Hollywood.



James S. Tyre

Law Offices of James S. Tyre

10736 Jefferson Blvd., #512

Culver City, CA 90230-4969


jstyre at

Policy Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation


From: liberationtech-bounces at [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at] On Behalf Of Collin Anderson
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 9:56 PM
To: liberationtech
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] SOPA Supporter Considered for Sec. of State


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: <> &rd=1&t=2



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