As the bill progresses, many conservatives are starting to sound alarm bells about the constitutional ramifications.
In comments before the committee, Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel for NetChoice, an association of eCommerce businesses and an adjunct professor of Internet law at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School, said, “Look, as a conservative I’m frustrated, too. I get upset when I see acts of bias against conservatives. But I fundamentally believe in a private entity’s right to decide what’s best for its users and its advertisers. If we want, as conservatives, to support decisions like Masterpiece Cakes, Hobby Lobby and Citizens United, we have to recognize the First Amendment rights of a private entity to decide what is best for its users and its customers.