The Honorable Justice Mr./Ms Engineer…

Trade Group Suggests Lawmaker With Tech Background For Supreme Court.

IDG (4/15, Gross) reports the Computer and Communications Industry Association is calling on President Barack Obama to “appoint a justice with a background in technology issues to fill an upcoming opening at the Supreme Court.” According to the CCIA, the Supreme Court “may face a number of tech-related issues in the coming years, including cases involving privacy, free speech, net neutrality and antitrust.” In his letter to President Obama, CCIA President and CEO Ed Black wrote that “US Representative Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat who represents part of Silicon Valley in California, would make a strong nominee,” as she “understands where the law and technology intersect,” and “has also acted as a watchdog when the government or others infringed on the privacy of Internet users.”

Reposted from ASEE First Bell, April 15, 2010

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