Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, December

Editor's Note
Welcome to the first issue of Volume 55 of the Federal Communications Law Journal. The staff is very excited about the variety and quality of articles and notes in this issue. In our first Article, Warren G. Lavey discusses making and keeping regulatory...
Enhancing Competition: Are Proposed Federal Communications Commission Rules That Treat Local Exchange Carrier Access to Multiple Tenant Environments a Taking?
I. INTRODUCTION The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (1) marks a fundamental change in the attitudes of Congress and the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") toward local telephone exchange carrier policy. (2) While signing the...
Making and Keeping Regulatory Promises
I. INTRODUCTION Multiyear regulatory commitments, or their absence, are an important part of the functioning of the telecommunications services and products industries. Most regulators were probably taught by their parents to promise only what...
The Regulation of Interactive Television in the United States and the European Union
I. INTRODUCTION The broadcasting industry is rapidly entering the era of digitization, distributed intelligence, and interactivity. Despite lingering standardization issues, digital transmission is replacing analog transmission in the three major...
The U.S. Supreme Court Addresses the Child Pornography Prevention Act and Child Online Protection Act in Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition and Ashcroft V. American Civil Liberties Union
"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech." (1) I. INTRODUCTION A very difficult issue facing the United States is applying First Amendment rights in cyberspace. With the motive of protecting children, the government...
Veil of Secrecy: Public Executions, Limitations on Reporting Capital Punishment, and the Content-Based Nature of Private Execution Laws
I. INTRODUCTION Few issues in America spark more robust debate and disagreement than capital punishment. The theoretical foundations of the penal system in this country (whether the role of the state towards criminals should be predominantly...