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Forget thugs at the polling places – Justice Dept. taking on Kindle?!

By idaflo | August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

About the folks in the Justice Department and where they are choosing to invest their energies and focus:  From The Washington Examiner

Stack of books and a kindle

Why did feds claim Kindle violates civil rights?

By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
August 3, 2010

Did you know the Justice Department threatened several universities with legal action because they took part in an experimental program to allow students to use the Amazon Kindle for textbooks?

Last year, the schools — among them Princeton, Arizona State and Case Western Reserve — wanted to know if e-book readers would be more convenient and less costly than traditional textbooks. The environmentally conscious educators also wanted to reduce the huge amount of paper students use to print files from their laptops.

It seemed like a promising idea until the universities got a letter from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, now under an aggressive new chief, Thomas Perez, telling them they were under investigation for possible violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act….(article continues HERE)

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