“‘I would expect a law like this in Myanmar, Turkmenistan, North Korea or Zimbabwe,’ . . . Not . . . at the Oregon Legislature.”

So said Dan Meek, a Portland attorney testifying today on  Senate Bill 1534  at the Oregon Legislature. [source]

The bill, in essence, would have made it a felony to tweet about civil disobedience or to try to organize protests.  It appears that the main target of the bill was the #Occupy movement in Oregon.

Luckily, enough people realized how outrageous and overbroad this bill was — after just a few hours, the bill died in the Oregon Senate.

And I now can go back to romanticizing Oregon, or more specifically Portland.

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~ by siouxsielaw on February 6, 2012.

2 Responses to ““‘I would expect a law like this in Myanmar, Turkmenistan, North Korea or Zimbabwe,’ . . . Not . . . at the Oregon Legislature.””

  1. These politicians should be shamed out of office. They wouldn’t know where Myanmar is even located, I’m sure.

  2. Oregon? Really? I can’t believe politicos and some of their constituents get so worked up about #twitter.

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