County board votes down tweeting ban

Cook County, which includes Chicago, drew a line in the sand Tuesday. Board members struck down a proposed measure that would forbid commissioners from tweeting from the floor of a board meeting. “The overwhelming consensus from commissioners against the measure — which would have also banned sending messages during meetings from any communication device — was that it could violate the First Amendment right of freedom of speech,” reports the Chicago Sun-Times . The proposal was de…

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