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Partial Victory

January 14, 2012 8:35:10.678

Looks like the outcry over SOPA has had a limited win:

Some late breaking news here: following Lamar Smith's announcement that the new manager's amendment for SOPA will remove DNS blocking (to be added back at a later date after it's been "studied"), Rep. Issa has announced that he will now postpone the "nerd" hearing that he was holding in the House Oversight Committee, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The key reason? Majority Leader Eric Cantor has promised him that he will not bring the bill to the floor unless there's real consensus on the bill.

At least the bums rush aspect of the bill is over; with luck, slowing it down will take us to the election cycle, and the bill can just languish.

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posted by James Robertson

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