Editor's note.Welcome to the second Issue of the sixty-fourth Volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal, the nation's premier communications law journal and the official journal of the Federal Communications Bar Association The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) is the voluntary bar association for communications attorneys in the United States. Located in Washington, D.C., the FCBA focuses primarily on the regulatory agencies of the Federal Communications Commission and the state public utility . The Journal staff is eager to present the Articles and Notes in this Issue.
The Issue leads with an Article from Clay Calvert Clay Calvert is currently a professor at the Pennsylvania State University, specializing in First Amendment Law. Originally a member of the California State Bar Association, he published numerous articles for law journals. , professor of law at the University of Florida University of Florida is the third-largest university in the United States, with 50,912 students (as of Fall 2006) and has the eighth-largest budget (nearly $1.9 billion per year). UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. , focusing on the continuing relevance of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Butler v. Michigan. In demonstrating that Butler was and is a significant freedom of speech victory, Calvert traces the decision's influence through various media and contexts, arguing that it will continue to serve an important role as bulwark against censorial impulses.
Next, policy analyst Lynne Holt and senior fellow Mary Galligan, both of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business Administration The Warrington College of Business Administration (WCBA) is the business school at the University of Florida. About 8000 students are enrolled in classes, including undergraduates and graduate students, including Master of Business Administration and Ph.D.-seeking students. , examine the FCC's Schools and Libraries program (commonly known as "E-rate"). The authors examine many of the criticisms leveled at E-rate and provide recommendations for its restructuring, specifically by explaining why the program's priorities should be revisited in light of regulatory, technological, and educational change.
Professor Gerald Faulhaber of the University of Pennsylvania (body, education) University of Pennsylvania - The home of ENIAC and Machiavelli.
Address: Philadelphia, PA, USA. Wharton School of Business, Director of Economics at the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment Robert Hahn, and Navigant Economics, LLC's Managing Director and Principal Hal Singer then tackle the FCC's 14th and 15th Annual Wireless Competition reports. The authors identify several weaknesses of the reports, including their focus on market shares and corresponding failure to emphasize direct market evidence, thus inviting erroneous conclusions about the state of competition in wireless markets. The authors also point out that wireless prices have declined as industry concentration has increased and conclude that the FCC's reliance on a structure-conduct hypothesis undermines the reports' findings.
The Issue then turns to its Notes, authored by third-year members of the Journal. Christa Hibbard examines the potential expansion of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act ("CALEA CALEA Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia)
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The Editorial Board thanks all of its authors for their dedicated scholarship throughout the drafting and editing process. We also extend our gratitude to the Federal Communications Bar Association for its continued guidance and support. Finally, we thank the Journal editors and staff; without their tireless effort, this Issue would not have been possible.
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