Federal Communications Law Journal

Trade journal covering communications law. Published in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 1, December

Antitrust Review of the AT&T/T-Mobile Transaction
I. INTRODUCTION II. STANDARD FOR EVALUATING THE MERGER III. THIS MERGER IS PRESUMPTIVELY ANTICOMPETITIVE A. A T&T's Postmerger Market Share Would Exceed Forty Percent B. Entry Barriers Are High C. The Incipiency Standard ...
Are You Ready for Some Football? How Antitrust Laws Can Be Used to Break Up DirecTV's Exclusive Right to Telecast NFL's Sunday Ticket Package
I. INTRODUCTION II. ANTITRUST BACKGROUND A. Antitrust and Section One of the Sherman Act B. Rule of Reason Analysis C. The Single Entity Defense and its Application to the NFL III. FOOTBALL ON TELEVISION A. The Origins...
Putting a Price on Dirt: The Need for Better-Defined Limits on Government Fees for Use of the Public Right-of-Way under Section 253 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
I. INTRODUCTION II. SECTION 253 AND CASES DECIDED THEREUNDER A. Enactment of Section 253 B. Initial Decisions Under Section 253 C. Eighth Circuit Decision in City of St. Louis and Ninth Circuit Decision in County of San Diego ...
Spectrum Reallocation and the National Broadband Plan
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE SPECTRUM REFORM CONSENSUS A. The Spectrum Reform Movement B. The Limits of the Modern Consensus III. THE RISING COSTS OF SPECTRUM INFLEXIBILITY A. The Growing Demand for Wireless Services B. The Effects...
Statewide Cable Franchising: Expand Nationwide or Cut the Cord?
I. INTRODUCTION II. NATIONAL CABLE TELEVISION REGULATORY BACKGROUND. A. Communications Act of 1934 B. Carter Mountain Transmission Corporation v. FCC C. United States v. Southwestern Cable Company D. Cable Communications Act of...
The "Strong Medicine" of the Overbreadth Doctrine: When Statutory Exceptions Are No More Than a Placebo
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE MILLER OBSCENITY STANDARD AND STATUTORY EXCEPTIONS A. Overview B. Nonobscenity Contexts III. THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IN FIRST AMENDMENT JURISPRUDENCE IV. IMPACT OF UNITED STATES V. STEVENS A. Background ...
When Does F*** Not Mean F***?: FCC V. Fox Television Stations and a Call for Protecting Emotive Speech
I. INTRODUCTION II. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION V. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC III. ANTECEDENTS TO FOX TELEVISION STATIONS A. Cohen and Emotive Speech B. Pacifica and "Words You Never Say" IV. CHAPLINSKY, COHEN AND BEYOND V. WHEN...