New Obama EO to give WH control of the Internet?

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    posted at 3:21 pm on July 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

    We get a lot of e-mail about executive orders these days, much of it overly hysterical reaction to routine updates on long-standing EOs. Executive orders are legitimate when they deal directly with implementation of Article II powers or the enforcement of laws passed by Congress, as long as they don’t arrogate authority not granted by the law or the Constitution. Obviously, there is plenty of room for abuse in that system, but under normal circumstances an EO is simply an instrument of delineating executive-branch policy by having the President himself sign off on it.

    However, an EO signed last Friday generated enough concern that it caught the attention of the media. Titled “Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions,” it appears to grant DHS some fairly wide-ranging responsibility to ensure that private networks and broadcast facilities operate properly in the case of national emergency. This is the section that has some worried:

    CNet raised a red flag on it last night, declaring that the EO would give the executive branch
    control of the Internet when it so chooses:

    But that legislation was not included in the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 earlier this year.
    The Daily Caller joined in this morning:

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