U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net ‘Fairness Doctrine’
Posted on April 28th, 2009 by David-Crockett
Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on
WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s nominee for “regulatory czar” has advocated
a “Fairness Doctrine” for the Internet that would require opposing
opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be
prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour
cooling off period....
Sunstein’s nomination to the powerful new position will require Senate
approval. He is almost certain to face other questions about his
well-documented controversial views:
* In a 2007 speech at Harvard he called for banning hunting in the U.S.
* In his book “Radicals in Robes,” he wrote: “[A]lmost all gun
control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right,
then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment
protects an individual right to bear arms.”
* In his 2004 book, “Animal Rights,” he wrote: “Animals should be
permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives …”
* In “Animal Rights: A Very Short Primer,” he wrote “[T]here should
be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, in
scientific experiments, and in agriculture.”...