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[liberationtech] SOPA Supporter Considered for Sec. of State
James S. Tyre
jstyre at eff.org
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 jstyre.com
Policy Fellow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
From: liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] On Behalf Of Collin Anderson
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 9:56 PM
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.
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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: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-berman-secretary-of-state-clinton-20121107,0,963486.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: http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/sos_berman/?akid=1847.98995.P8lsnV <http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/sos_berman/?akid=1847.98995.P8lsnV&rd=1&t=2> &rd=1&t=2
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