Federal Judge Rules Oregon Law Defining 'Engineer' Violates Free Speech
On Friday, December 28, 2018, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman declared that certain parts of Oregon's state law and its administrative rules governing engineering practices violate the First Amendment. The case was originally filed by Mats Järlström of Beaverton against the Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying.
For more information, read the article at the Oregon Live website here.
Read the ruling here.
OSBEELS previously conceded to violating free speech here.
Not at all suprising. Glad to see they left the essentials intact.
It's time that state boards turn their attention to protecting the public and away from protecting the professions like a jealous four year old.
The whole thing brings to mind that medical nurse and hair stylist and manicurists must become certified for each state they work in as if there is any special purpose needed to be able to perform their services differently where ever they may apply their training, especially for their own needs and to assist people in an emergency.
I know doctors and nurses who would never stop and give aid to people after accidents because their current insurance would not cover them outside their clinic. Too many have been sued and lost most everything because a person they tried to help did not fully recover or past away after them giving aid on the side of the highway or in a store or on a sidewalk.
An engineer, lawyer, surveyor and other professionals have specialized training in their own fields and have wisdom to see wrongs in this world and to censor them for speaking their peace and educating the judicial system is unjust.
Also, never tell anyone that you will call them back and not call them back. That opens up a whole new can of worms you don't want to deal with. You got to say you can not help them and leave it at that.