SOPA Bill Faces New Hurdles

Published on January 18, 2012
by Amy Schatz, Siobhan Hughes, Geoffrey Fowler and Christopher S. Stewart

Antipiracy bills in Congress faced new hurdles Wednesday as House Speaker John Boehner said the legislation wasn’t ready for a vote and more than a half-dozen senators expressed reservations in some form.

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, was among the most significant shifts. He said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that the bill is “simply not ready for prime time.”

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