Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bloggers said to be reason John Doe lives...

Whether you agree with the "John Doe" protection which is designed to prevent airline passengers from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior or not, what is clear is that the power that bloggers had in pushing this issue.

At times it's wondered what can bloggers do, and in this scenario the blog posts, the phone calls, the emails all created a scenario where something that would have most likely been pushed aside will now get a vote on the floor. If you are wondering what exactly is at debate, from the title linked Washington Post article:

"Any person who, in good faith and based on objectively reasonable suspicion, makes or causes to be made, a voluntary report of covered activity to an authorized official shall be immune from civil liability under federal, state and local law for such report," the conference language says.

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