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Old April 5, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Free speech has limits. That's not new.

That said, this was a goof. It was an attempt to bring old legislation up to date with modern communications by changing one term in a number of passages. The thought is fairly obvious: we'll just change the name of the communication technology so the law can keep doing what it was doing before. The problem was evidently not obvious: the two terms are not comparable.

The amendments to the anti-stalking legislation, you'll note, were more extensive and not surprisingly more specific to the capabilities of modern technology.

Thus why this amendment's already attracted so much attention that it's sponsor Vic Williams has said it's been stopped. It had already been returned to the state House from the state Senate, and was never sent to the governor.
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