Judge: State can't stop engineers from calling themselves engineers

A federal magistrate has ruled that Oregon cannot prevent an engineer who is questioning the state’s mathematical formula for traffic-light timing from calling himself an engineer.

Mats Jarlstrom, defended by the Institute for Justice, filed a First Amendment lawsuit after the state engineering-licensing board fined him for writing in a letter, “I’m an engineer.”

Jarlstrom has a degree in electrical engineering and decades of engineering experience. Like most engineers in Oregon, he is not a state-licensed “professional engineer,” and state law provided that only licensed professional engineers could legally use the title “engineer.”

Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman of the U.S. District Court [READ MORE HERE]

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