Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE: us govt noob
by Tuishimi on Fri 18th Nov 2011 06:14 UTC in reply to "us govt noob"
Tuishimi
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We don't have a parliament system. You cannot force a president out with a vote of confidence/no confidence.

We elect our federal officials for terms. State officials CAN be booted. I live in AZ and we just had enough people sign a petition to force an early election in one district.

But the process is more difficult on the federal level and generally it would have to be a massive ethical failure to begin an impeachment process.

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