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Judiciary Committee Recommends Repeal of Maine Privacy Law

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The judiciary committee for Maine legislature voted Friday to recommend the repeal of the controversial Maine privacy law that restricts gathering or publishing information about minors. According to Peggy Reinsch, a committee staff attorney, the committee agreed that the measure is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment and affects interstate commerce.  Ms. Reinsch also reportedly stated that the committee is recommending that the legislature draft a more limited measure addressing the collection of minors’ health-related information. An article about this development is available at:

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=115560

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Author: ABA Antitrust

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