Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SCAM: Morrison rips off Public School System in Wi-Fi Fraud


David "Chemtrail" Morrison has hit the jackpot and is living high on the gravy train!

June 20th, 2012 COREY PEIN | News
Wireless Waste
Portland schools have had to spend $172,000 fighting a parent's lawsuit over Wi-Fi.

One year ago, the parent of a Portland Public Schools student sued the district with claims a new Wi-Fi network in his daughter’s middle school was poisoning her and potentially harming other students. 
As WW reported, there’s no scientific evidence for such claims (see “Wi-Fi Woo-Woo,” WW, July 13, 2011). The parent, David Mark Morrison, who works as a rare-book dealer, is part of a pseudo-scientific movement that claims Wi-Fi and related technologies cause everything from brain cancer to infertility to digestive complaints. 

Most studies that adherents cite as evidence haven’t been published or peer-reviewed in reputable scientific journals. Some anti-wireless websites sell literature and protective charms, including amulets and crystals.

Morrison’s case might have been easy to label as frivolous and, it seems, might have been headed for an early dismissal.

Not so. Portland Public Schools officials tell WW they have already spent $172,559 in public money to defend the district against Morrison’s claim that PPS’s Wi-Fi network has harmed his daughter.
The case against PPS has dragged on in U.S. District Court in Portland, with hundreds of hours billed by PPS’s outside counsel, the law firm Miller Nash.

“The fact that the plaintiffs have so many purported experts, all of whom we had to research and depose, really added to the cost, as did the extensive discovery requests,” PPS general counsel and board secretary Jollee Patterson told WW in an emailed response to questions.

The legal expense comes at a time when PPS is strapped, and the City of Portland recently diverted $7.1 million to help bail out the district.

Morrison did not return WW’s message. Nor did his attorney, Shawn E. Abrell of Camas, Wash. Last year, Morrison told WW he thought studies contradicting his beliefs were corrupted by industry.
One Morrison expert PPS attorneys have had to depose is Barrie Trower, who claims he worked on a “stealth” microwave warfare program for the British Navy (noting he had no rank because he refused promotions) and was assigned to a secret British prison housing “spies, dissidents, international terrorists [and] gangland killers.” 

Trower claims a bachelor’s degree in physics earned in night classes, has been repeatedly turned down by Ph.D. programs, and says he recently traveled to consult with “the king in South Africa” on Wi-Fi dangers. (South Africa abolished the monarchy in 1961.)

PPS has its own $400-an-hour expert, Brown University professor of epidemiology David Savitz.
“In the case of Wi-Fi exposure,” Savitz writes in his declaration, “there is no epidemiologic evidence whatsoever that counters the lack of biological support for a potential health hazard.”

The school district’s attorney, Bruce Campbell, argued in court filings that Morrison’s experts present “fringe views outside the mainstream of science by witnesses who are not qualified to offer their opinions.” 

In a written response to Campbell’s motion to strike his testimony, Trower concludes flatly that “Wi-Fi uses a similar frequency to a microwave oven.”

Sadly, though, you can’t make popcorn with a Wi-Fi router. 
$172,000?  Are you shitting us?  That's gotta buy a lot of chemtrail CD's.  

In the comments, Richard Frager takes a break from UFO watching to defend Morrison, implying a commenter is an "agent":

06.22.2012 at 10:03
Bruce, whom exactly do YOU work for?  This answer would be very revealing. 

06.23.2012 at 05:06
falseflagusa: "Oh, this guy disagrees with me, he probably works for SuperMegaEvil Corp.!"

Frager alerts the group through the list:
Hit piece on David Morrison in this weeks Willamette Week

Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:12 am
Comments with lulz:

Morrison Bawling:

06.21.2012 at 01:16

i smell a bit of a rat here as well.  georgeiii who posted that hit website and the WW are perhaps in concert to discredit this case by putting together a blog of which at least 60 percent is not true.  that will become a slander law suit now that we have the source.  interesting the lengths that the corporate world will go to.  other people involved in this from scientists have been threatened, killed, had their houses burned down, etc.  Is that the company that the WW wants to keep.

06.21.2012 at 01:11

"Mr" Morrison sir, you are a nut.

If Wi-Fi is an issue, then we are all doomed by the sun. The power of a wireless signal is 1/10,000 of a radio wave from a broadcast station and 1/100,000 of a television station.

All of which are dwarfed by the EM generated by our own Sun and that is dwarfed by the magnetosphere that protects us from the rest.

Want to know science? Read a science book. No I said a SCIENCE book, not a journal written by a discredited sociologist who is in need of donations from Internet users. If you knew real physics, mathematics you would not have an issue.

This is not to say Wi-fi does not generate any EM field, but the EM of a power pole transformer is greater and likely more damaging. Do you live in the industrialized world? Then the house you live in actually generates more EM than a Wi-fi router does.

I assume you have walked around with a magnetometer and figured this all out right? No? Why not? I refer to my opening statement.

If you have such an issue, maybe the Amish way of life is better suited to you.

06.21.2012 at 06:40

A question I don't see answered is has Mr Morrison pulled his daughter out of that school? If he has not, he's clearly pulling a scam. Nobody would keep their child in an environment they truly felt was dangerous.
The other question I don't see answered - what doctors have examined Mr Morrison's daughter to determine she has been harmed? And how was this quantified? Are her brainwaves abnormal? Does she exibit some kind of learning disability? If he claimes she has been harmed, he must be basing this on some kind of measurement.
In my opinion, the school district could save a lot of money by having Mr Morrison's daughter sport a tin foil hat throughout the day. The cost would be just pennies, and I'm sure it would be great for her social life. She could match it to her outfit each day - pirate hat one day, captians hat the next, etc. Problem solved.
Morrison Bawls again:

06.23.2012 at 12:30
i would bet that the defense attorney or someone on the school board called the ww to do this hit piece at this critical time for the case.  right out of the republican play book.  prostitution is not limited to the sex trade.  good work

06.23.2012 at 04:13
Or, Mr. Morrison, just like the judge and/or jury will likely do, your fanciful suit was showed to be so by a reporter.

06.22.2012 at 12:01
for those that would like to actually find out about the case and review the witness declarations to find out why this case was filed on behalf of our children check out website
most of the cruel, nasty comments are from paid telecom shills that come out whenever there is an article or case like this.  they write the same incendiary stuff and the hit web page they posted was created soon after the case was filed, possibly by WW staff.  it is too coincendal that it was posted immediately in the first comment. 

06.22.2012 at 12:31

@David Morrison
Exactly how much are you asking for in your lawsuit? What kind of renumeration and/or compensation are you demanding from PPS?
Morrison ignores this question, instead posting a tl;dr screed, which is, of course, blown out of the water by the following comment:

06.23.2012 at 10:31

.  Many who have defied popular mythology and belief that wireless technology is safe have lost their jobs, lost their funding, had their lives threatened, their houses burned down or broken into and some have been killed.  The WW aligns itself with those forces of smear and greed rather than informed journalism.  Cory Pein is not a journalist he is a name calling, prejudiced messenger for a culture that cannot possibly examine or accept an inconvenient truth.  Terms like " pseudo  science" or " fringe science" have no real meaning other than to incite. I wonder if Pein considers the studies the World Health Organization used when it classified radio frequency radiation from wi fi a possible human carcinogen," pseudo science"? The author also said there is no credible science and that few have been peer reviewed.  Most of the studies we use in support of our case are primary studies and were peer reviewed. With no knowledge of the subject,  Pein could only rely on  smear.  He misquoted one of our witnesses, Barry Trower, by saying he visited the King of S. Africa when it was the King of Botswana.  Barry trower was a microwave weapons specialist with British Military Intelligence who has come out of retirement to warn nations and groups that wi fi is in fact dangerous.  Who would you believe a quasi hip name calling writer for a corporate owned newspaper or somebody with Trower{s background?

Barry Trower has degrees in Physics and Biology and taught both.  A journalist would have interviewed our other witnesses David Carpenter, MD the head of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany and Prof. of Environmental Sciences, or Andrew Goldsworthy, Lecturer in cell biology at the Imperial College in London, or Dr. Magda Havas Associate Professor of Environment and Resource Studies at Trent University in Toronto who has been researching the biological effects of RF on living cells.  Much of her work is specific to Wi Fi.  Other witnesses, Lloyd Morgan, Senior Research Fellow and Curtis Bennet, Microwave Imaging Specialist were of no interest to the author either.  So, what was the purpose of his article?  To sway public opinion at a time when the case sits before the judge for determination and to smear and demonize me as a nut.   I have never met the man.

 After a full year of vain attempts to get the attention of the PPS board through public appearances at board meetings, emails, direct mail, phone calls I had no choice but to go to the courts. I threatened them with a law suit prior to filing.  Shame on PPS for ignoring the 20,000 scientific studies I gave them and for spending tax payer money defending their right to irradiate our kids.   PPS head of safety, Patrick Wolfe admitted that he had not even looked at the text of the case witness declarations nor did they consider the safety of wi fi prior to installation.

Because wi fi is ubuiquitous it is a difficult concept for many to consider that it might also be a serious hazard especially to  children who are at much higher risk from exposure  to microwave radiation.  Wi Fi, cell phones and other wireless devices were never pre market safety tested because they would never have passed.  This technology was marketed with no consideration for human life.  Nobody should be surprised.

How many WW readers are aware that their cell phone manuals have brain cancer warnings and advise people to hold the phone an inch away from their ears - When exposure standards for RF radiation were set, there were scientists within the FCC, FDA, the EPA, NIOSH, who protested proposed levels but the military and telecom industry strong armed the FCC into setting current standards that are the highest in the world-- 100x higher than Russia.  Would parents reading this be comfortable knowing that RF readings at Mt. Tabor Middle School were 50x higher than readings 100 feet from a cell tower.

 Governments, agencies and councils that have made strong statements against the use of wi fi in schools are--     The Council of Europe, The World Health Organization Intl. Agency for Research on Cancer, The U.K. Trades Union Congress, European Environment Agency, International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety, Russian National Committee on Non Ionizing radiation Protection, German Government, Israeli Parliament, Austrian Medical Association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, International Society of Doctors for the Environment, Irish Doctors Environmental Association, Interdiciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine and the Swiss Doctors for Environmental Protection.

When Pein glibly ended his article with the statement that" you can´t pop popcorn with wi fi" he could have added that you can damage the blood brain barrier, cause calcium efflux, create micronuclei -- a certain pre cancer marker--, cause cognitive, memory, and sleep disorders as well as headaches and other accute and chronic health problems.

At one time there was no concern about tobacco, asbestos, thalidomide, plastics and someday we will look back at this time and wonder what we were doing involuntarily exposing our children to pulsed radio frequency radiation for 7 hours - day through the entire 12 years of school.  How will Pein feel if he is wrong?
No, you can´t pop popcorn with wi fi and if that makes the case for Cory Pein then I rest my case.  To be informed on this case go to website  there you will find the text of the case, witness declarations and many relevant primary peer reviewed studies.

06.23.2012 at 04:21
Mr. Morrison, it looks like the only PPS document from the case you have linked to is of a Dr. David Ortiz.  It pretty much slices and dices your case apart -- no biological evidence, all extrapolation, and no epidemiological basis for the claims. 
 Owned and pwnned.

A year ago he was interviewed on TV wearing his bet conspiracy chic:

Parent sues to get Wi-Fi removed from Portland schools

 [video at link]
PORTLAND, Ore. - A parent of a Portland Public Schools student is suing the district claiming Wi-Fi in the schools has alarming effects on children.

David Morrison wants the district to pull Wi-Fi out of the schools immediately and filed a federal lawsuit Friday.

He says not only are there harmful health effects but that it’s a constitutional issue as well.

Last year Morrison took his daughter out of a private school because he said it put a cell tower on campus. Now his 13-year-old goes to Mount Tabor Middle School which is the very school where parents signed petitions just last year to keep a tower from going up next to the school’s playground.

After researching the issue for a year, Morrison said he found concerning information about health effects from radiation, especially around kids.

“The case is a constitutional issue – freedom of choice for safe environment for my daughter,” he said.

Morrison said he feels he’s got a pretty good chance in court. He’s got several health experts prepared to testify.

A similar case happened in Chicago in 2003. At the time the district there said they were complying with all government regulations for wireless networks.

When asked what he’ll do if he doesn’t win his case, Morrison said he’ll likely pull his daughter out of Portland Public Schools.

KATU News contacted the district but hadn’t heard from it by airtime Wednesday night.

Morrison spammed comments copiously under his "jailbush" nick, tinfoil laden as always:
·jailbush -127p 52 weeks ago
this is about what one would expect in the comment fields. the ignorant are the ones who name call and belittle however in the end, wireless cannot last because of the eventual effect it will have on a majority of people. europe is way ahead of the u.s. and is removing wi fi from schools in many countries. Amerika Uber Alles !!!

Morrison's been porking out at this trough  for a year:

 July 13th, 2011 COREY PEIN | News
Wi-Fi Woo-Woo
Pseudo-science strikes again in a parent’s lawsuit against Portland Public Schools.
The parent of a student at Mount Tabor Middle School has sued Portland Public Schools, claiming that its use of Wi-Fi is “genotoxic, carcinogenic, neurotoxic and otherwise…harmful” to his daughter.
Yes, this is the same kind of Wi-Fi that provides wireless Internet connections in public buildings, coffee shops and homes across America.

There’s virtually no scientific basis for the belief that Wi-Fi is a health threat. But the federal civil suit against PPS is the latest expression of anxiety by a growing community of Wi-Fi-phobic and self-diagnosed “electrosensitive” individuals who believe a laundry list of physical ailments can be traced to the proliferation of consumer electronics.

Last year in Santa Fe, N.M., a man sued his neighbor over her use of an iPhone, claiming it interfered with his digestion. Earlier this year in Portland, a group of neighborhood activists monkey-wrenched Clearwire’s plans to install new towers to expand its 4G wireless Internet service, citing health concerns. Wi-Fi fears have spawned a cottage industry around the sale of protective amulets and field-disruptors.

To many physicists, radio engineers and psychiatrists, all this is quackery. “Nobody has ever claimed, as far as I can see—a legitimate organization with legitimate credentials—that Wi-Fi was dangerous,” says Sam Churchill, a Pearl District resident whose blog,, tracks the wireless industry.
In his suit filed June 17 against the Portland schools, David Morrison doesn’t want money. He just wants to publicize what he says is the threat Wi-Fi, cellphones and cell towers pose to us all. “The telecom companies know this,” Morrison says. “They will someday be sued like the tobacco companies.”
Morrison, a bookseller with no science background, says he went down the “rabbit hole” of online research after the private school where he used to send his daughter allowed a cell tower to be installed on its grounds. He later enrolled his daughter at Mount Tabor only to learn the school used Wi-Fi; he filed his suit after the school district declined to rewire its computer systems.
On June 30, U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman denied Morrison’s request for an injunction barring the district’s use of Wi-Fi. PPS has yet to file a response.

A district spokesman says Morrison is the first parent to complain about the Wi-Fi.  “The majority of the evidence says there’s not adverse health impacts,” Robb Cowie says.
There’s no proof Wi-Fi makes people sick. Advocates like Morrison cite many studies that experts say are flawed by design and often are not peer-reviewed. But neither can scientists say with absolute certainty that exposure to low-level radio-frequency electromagnetic field, or RF EMF, radiation has no long-term health effects. The key, experts say, is proximity, intensity and duration of exposure. Federal Communications Commission guidelines put RF EMF exposure from cell towers and Wi-Fi routers well within the safety zone.

Still, the anti-wireless activists have been emboldened by a June decision from the World Health Organization. After reviewing a large body of research, WHO classified EMF radiation, such as that emitted by cell phones and wireless routers, as a “possible carcinogen,” like welding fumes or coffee.
But Wi-Fi signals are a long way from being a proven carcinogen as identified by the WHO—such as cigarette smoke, plutonium-239, the X-rays used at dentists’ offices and airport security checkpoints, and solar radiation (i.e., sunlight). 
This was shared on the Ross / Frager list:

Sun Sep 4, 2011 11:33 am
angeldog <angeldog@...>

wi-fi local suit
 just ran across this, reading an old issue from July - David Morrison strikes again (you go, D!)

The article comments are predictable, with some laughs:

Morrison bawls:

07.13.2011 at 07:51

This guy that interviewed me is entirely ignorant of the science as well as the controversy on the subject. The recent WHO classification of WI FI radiation as a class 2B "possible" carcinogen is no small matter.  The WHO has been compromised by industry money and has been carrying water for the telecoms for years but couldn't do it any more as thousands of studies now confirm that yes-- wi fi is a dangerous technology.  The author is compromised by his own addiction to technology and undoubtedly is generationally challenged so that his knowledge base and his belief system have sealed him into a state of denial.  The WHO classification is no small matter.  It is huge and will open the gates for thousands of law suits in the wings.  Blind faith in industry has lead us to population control by default through tobacco, asbestos, our friend the atom, plastics, ddt (they used to spray it on kids to show it was safe), lead (the same classification as wi fi).  Europe is way ahead of the united states as they are removing wi fi from schools and libraries.

07.13.2011 at 10:26

Mr. Morrison (not Doctor...),
You accuse the author of this article for being "ignorant of science," yet you yourself have no formal scientific background. You claim that there are real and valid studies that show Wi-Fi is dangerous, when, in fact, you have no professional or academic basis to judge the validity of these studies.
You waste our time and tax dollars with this frivolous lawsuit. The benefits of Wi-Fi and cell technology far outweigh the risk of my brain being flouresced when a lab tech injects me with dye. If you want to link to a peer-reviewed study peformed (and reviewed) by reputable scientists, go ahead. Show me a source that says "Europe" is removing Wi-Fi from its schools and libraries.

07.13.2011 at 12:06

Also, we never landed on the moon.  Airliners aren't consencing air into water when the fly overhead, they're spraying ddt on us.  I've been probed by aliens.  9/11 was an inside job.  Let's see, what have we missed?

07.13.2011 at 01:01

Similar hysteria to that promulgated by Morrison was ascribed to crt display screens, once upon a time.

07.13.2011 at 05:01

Translation: "I am far more educated than the average person on the issue. Research from the sources I have selected prove I am right. Large institutions are conspiring to cover up the truth if they don't agree with me. I am extremely afraid. I do not understand science/mathematics."

Interestingly the Pew Center has found this exact belief pattern in Tea Partiers on the debt ceiling. Perhaps it's not their fault, but of our education system and sensational framing by media outlets clutching at pageviews and Nielsens.

How unfortunate Mr Morrison is so driven by the above world view that he needs to cause likely 100's of thousands or more of public dollars to be spent in the courts.

And shame on his counsel.

The hot wife wieghs in:

07.13.2011 at 10:24

Excuse me, but of what should Mr. Morrison's counsel be ashamed?  These delcarations of defensive, narrow-minded denial only drive the issue further into the ground.  I have tremendous respect for a concerned parent who has dedicated this degree of effort and research to such a hotbed of controversy, and has the courage to commit wholeheartedly to his caring convictions despite their unpopularity.

It is Mr. Fein and Willamette Week who ought hang their heads in shame, allowing such a blindly damning assault into public view without nary a breath of journalistic investigation or sensibility.

Mr. Morrison must suffer the cruel slings and arrows of outrageous ignorance.  I applaud him for his pioneering drive and his parental devotion.  It is clear what matters to him.

There is no such agenda evident in this lazy 'article' or these mocking Comments.

07.13.2011 at 08:24

Biological insults commenters mention: tobacco, DDT, plastizers, lead, etc., participate in the chemical reactions of the body. Ionizing radiation sources: ultraviolet light, radioactive decay particles and x-rays, knock electrons off of molecules in the body, leading to unwanted chemical reactions. If you remember from school, chemical reactions are reactions between the electron shells of atoms.

The reason scientists are skeptical of claims radio waves are harmful is that there is no known mechanism. The wavelengths don’t correspond to anything in the body, nor do the frequencies. They don’t have enough energy to ionize, and they don’t participate in chemical reactions. The body is salt water, so the skin blocks radio waves from penetrating, especially at high frequencies, like WiFi. The only known mechanism is heating. Unless you are in the military repairing active radar, you are not going to get detectable body heat from radio waves, including WiFi.

But there is solid evidence that self induced stress, over issues like this for instance, weakens your immune system. That immune system is responsible for removing cell faults caused by purely random mutations - those that occur in the absence of any actual hazards, every day, even in children (who hopefully are learning science).
07.14.2011 at 10:48
Ben Waterhouse

If electro-magnetic fields are deadly, how is it that we've managed to survive 200,000 years living on what amounts to a 5.9722 × 10^24 kg magnet, with a field extending thousands of miles into space? The Earth's magnetic field is strong enough to make compasses possible, but my wireless router isn't even strong enough to cover my whole back yard. Why worry about wifi and not shortwave radio, which has after all been around for nearly a century with no ill health effects reported?

07.14.2011 at 06:30

"The Earth's magnetic field is strong enough to make compasses possible, but my wireless router isn't even strong enough to cover my whole back yard."

Do you have a cell tower on top of your house?  If you're so confident that it's safe I'm sure you could find a company willing to lease your roof space.  As an added bonus, we could use you as a guinea pig.  Oh I get it now, you're just really concerned about the childrens' ability to get good reception.

07.15.2011 at 10:33


Anyone who is serously afraid of cell tower RF output should be delighted to have a transmitter on top of their house since the signal gets spread outward in the so-called "fountain effect" and very little is directed below. It's far better than being across the road from a tower if RF exposure is your fear.
07.14.2011 at 11:31
Joe Gallegos

The whole thing is absurd. I'm from New Mexico myself and I remember when the news story came out in Santa Fe that they referenced above. The guy ended up losing the suit because there is absolutely no scientific evidence to prove it. The World Health Organization did a study on that stuff and found no causal link whatsoever.

If you're curious, here's a link to the article on the story in the Santa Fe Reporter from January of last year. It also mentions the WHO study.
07.14.2011 at 04:46
Ben Waterhouse

So are you saying it's the frequency of the radiation that matters, regardless of dose? Why is the UHF band dangerous when it's used by cell towers but not by television stations? Why, for that matter, is the SHF band, which includes microwave ovens and WLAN, dangerous regardless of intensity (wifi is very low, your microwave is very high), but not the much higher-frequency infrared?
07.15.2011 at 12:45

A scientist would say if there were any effect, it would be frequency, intensity, duration and even modulation or polarization specific. That's why critics who lump all radio waves together have zero credibility.
Much of the paranoia has been created by multi-level marketers, like BioPro. Expert witnesses, like those involved so far in this case, and "non-profits", are supporting themselves economically from it as surely as the Sizemores have from their issues.

Now we get the real story:  

Much of the paranoia has been created by multi-level marketers, like BioPro. Expert witnesses, like those involved so far in this case, and "non-profits", are supporting themselves economically from it as surely as the Sizemores have from their issues.
In other words, it's another SCAM.

Maybe someone should take a page out of Craig Lazo's book and start a blog titled"Wi-Fi Fraud" to go with his libelous "Flight 93 Photo Fraud" blog.  

Cuz if selling a photo at $20 a piece is fraud, then sucking 172 grand from teachers and students in a frivolous lolsuit sure as fuck is. 

For moar hilarity:





Note on payment: For Wifi Lawsuit

For other scams pushed by group members>  HERE

In the wake of bad press Morrison tried to change his tune at Facebook:

In the interest of raising money for PPS legal fees, which I am all for, why not have a debate between Cory Pein and David Morrison about the biological effects of pulsed radio frequency microwave radiation and the safety of wi fi in public schools. This event could be sponsored by the City Club and lots of high rollers would turn out in support of the school. I bet the entire 140,000.00 could be raised to pay for this round of the law suit.

Since Cory Pein is expert enough to put his reputation on the line about the subject by writing an article dismissing any biological effects of cell phones, wi fi and phone masts, he must be willing to debate the subject in a public forum.

David Morrison
 Wireless Watch
Wireless Watch - 

What a pompous faggot.  Go to his Facebook page and tell him so:
 David Morrison

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UPDATE:  Sanity prevails.  Morrison Pwned by Federal Judge:

Wi-Fi lawsuit against Portland Public Schools dismissed by federal judge
 By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
on July 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM, updated July 20, 2012 at 5:33 PM

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force Portland Public Schools to remove Wi-Fi installations from its schools.
The lawsuit, filed last year by Southeast Portland parent David Mark Morrison, argued that Wi-Fi exposes children to unacceptable levels of radiation over prolonged periods of time and impacts their health.
But U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman found that the lawsuit, while aimed at Portland Public Schools, also challenges the safety standards set by the Federal Communications Commission. The radiation levels emitted by its Wi-Fi networks are below the limits established by the FCC, Portland Public Schools argued. 
Mosman said the FCC, not his court, has the authority to consider such a challenge or change to its rules.
Morrison's attorney Shawn Abrell argued that the agency does not deal with issues in a timely manner. He also called the FCC "an agency so tied up with telecommunications companies, it's ineffective."
But Mosman said "that fact, if I accepted it as true, doesn't confer jurisdiction on me."
The judge did not address the merits of the lawsuit and did not rule on motions by both sides to strike the expert opinions of the opposing side.
Morrison said he intends to appeal the decision.