Court case

Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Trump lawyer: ‘No right’ to protest at rallies

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued in an April 20 court filing that protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies because such protests infringed on his First Amendment rights.

DC Circuit Court Remands Lifeline Reform Order to Federal Communications Commission

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

The DC Circuit Court granted the FCC’s motion to remand the Lifeline Reform Order back to the Federal Communications Commission.

DC appeals court poised to rule on whether police need warrants for cellphone tracking

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Police and federal agents around the country have for years been quietly using cell site simulators in which a portable device intercepts signals from cellphones attempting to connect with cell towers and then captures their identifying numbers and precise locations.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Prison Payphone Rates

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

On March 28 2017, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded to several members of Congress regarding prison payphones and the FCC's decision not to defend at oral argument the intrastate calling rate caps.

Google Pays Female Workers Less Than Male Counterparts, Labor Department Says

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Recommendation:
2

An investigation of Google has found it systematically pays female employees less than their male counterparts, US Department of Labor officials said, a claim that adds to allegations of gender bias in Silicon Valley.

Democratic Sens block Gorsuch consideration, paving way for Senate rules change

Location:
Capitol Building, E Capitol St NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

Democratic Sens successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court from advancing in the US Senate on April 6, sparking a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees.

FilmOn X Appeals Ninth Circuit Panel Decision to Full Court

Location:
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1010 Fifth Avenue William Nakamura Courthouse, Seattle, WA, 98104, United States
Recommendation:
3

FilmOn X on April 6 sought a full-court re-hearing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after a three-judge panel of that court in March reversed a lower court decision that FilmOn X was eligible for the same compulsory license to TV programming as cable operators have.

The future of net neutrality in Trump’s America

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

Now that President donald Trump has signed legislation repealing landmark federal privacy protections for Internet users, many in Washington are trying to decipher what the move could mean for network neutrality.

FTC, Amazon to Withdraw Appeals, Paving Way for Consumer Refunds Related to Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20580, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Trade Commission and Amazon have agreed to end appeals related to 2016’s court findings that the company billed consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, paving the way for affected consumers to seek refunds from the online retailer shortly.

FCC Loses Fax Opt-Out Ad Ruling

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Tom Wheeler Federal Communications Commission suffered another defeat in the opt-out advertising category March 31 as a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals—in a 2-1 decision—overturned a ruling regarding faxed advertisements, saying the FCC had exceeded its authority.

Statement Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On The Latest DC Circuit Rebuke Of FCC Overreach

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The DC Circuit reversed the Commission’s Anda Order, which had been adopted in relevant part on a 3-2 party-line vote. FCC Chairman Pai issued the following statement.

Gorsuch’s Tech Law Record Raises Concerns

Location:
Adelphi University, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY, 11530, United States
Recommendation:
3

Cell phone privacy, network neutrality and encryption are some of the many tech-related issues that Neil Gorsuch could rule on if he’s successfully appointed to the US Supreme Court.

Appeals Court Rules TV Streamers Don't Get Compulsory License to Broadcast Networks

Location:
US Court of Appeals; 9th Circuit, Pasadena, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a seismic victory in favor of streaming company FilmOn, handing significant relief to broadcasters like CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC who were aghast by a federal judge's decision in July 2015 that streamers could be deemed to be a "cable system" eligible for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act.

FBI’s methods to spy on journalists should remain classified, judge rules

Location:
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW J. Edgar Hoover Building, Washington, DC, 20535-0001, United States
Recommendation:
3

A federal judge is agreeing with the FBI's contention that publicly disclosing its methods on how it spies on journalists could hamper national security.

Will Obama Sue Trump For Libel?

Location:
University of Chicago, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637, United States
Recommendation:
3

With President Donald Trump’s early morning tweet several days ago accusing former President Barack Obama of unlawfully tapping his phone calls “during the very sacred election process,”and adding that “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!,” Trump unambiguously accused President Obama of criminal conduct. In so doing, Trump committed the quintessential libel.

California Supreme Court: No, you can’t hide public records on a private account

Location:
California Supreme Court, Sacramento, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

The California Supreme Court ruled that state and local officials must disclose public records even if those "writings" are held on private devices or accounts.

Barring Reporters From Briefings: Does It Cross a Legal Line?

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
3

Feb 24’s developments at the White House crossed that legal line, said Jameel Jaffer, the director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.

A Constitutional Right to Facebook and Twitter? Supreme Court Weighs In

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

A Supreme Court argument about whether North Carolina may bar registered sex offenders from using Facebook, Twitter and similar services turned into a discussion of how thoroughly social media have transformed American civic discourse.

Why Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch is a regulatory skeptic

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
3

One unreported item regarding President Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is that he would bring more private practice exposure to telecommunications law to the court than anyone in history.

Twitter to judge: Let us tell everyone exactly how many secret orders we get

Location:
Twitter (new home), 1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

Twitter has asked a federal judge to decide what seems like a relatively simple question: is it ok to tell the public that the company received a specific number of national security orders, rather than simply a broad range, during a given period of time?

My Personal Story in Search of #PhoneJustice

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

It is 9:10 am on Monday, February 6, 2017, and I am sitting in the courtroom without my cellphones. Like many who find themselves disconnected from their mobile device(s) for any length of time, I feel extremely uncomfortable and detached from the rest of the world. But whatever my discomfort, it pales in comparison to the day-to-day economic and personal torture felt by millions who remain on the wrong side of the economic justice divide and struggle to stay in touch with incarcerated loved ones.

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and 94 other tech companies call travel ban ‘unlawful’ in rare coordinated legal action

Location:
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 700 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA, 98101-9906, United States
Recommendation:
2

Silicon Valley is stepping up its confrontation with the Trump administration.

Republican-led FCC drops court defense of inmate calling rate cap

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission's new Republican leadership has decided not to defend FCC inmate calling rules that place a cap on intrastate calling rates.

New court, second look: 'Citizens United' built on crumbling base

Location:
New York University School of Law, 161 6th Avenue Brennan Center for Justice, New York, NY, 10013, United States
Recommendation:
3

Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, many have asked what a new ninth justice might mean for campaign finance law. The shorthand for this was often “Citizens United.” Could it be overturned?

Judge Gorsuch No Stranger to Tech

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
3

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, has tackled some of the biggest issues in tech during his time on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, spanning e-mail privacy and Microsoft antitrust and the “Amazon tax.”

Fighting for Techdirt and All Independent Media

Location:
Free Press (DC), 501 Third Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Anyone who’s followed Techdirt’s reporting and analysis over the years knows how vital this news outlet has been when it comes to clearing the fog that often clouds policy debates about Net Neutrality, broadband access, spectrum allocation, copyright reform and media ownership.

US Supreme Court loaded with First Amendment cases

Location:
Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), One First Street, NE, Washington, DC, United States
Recommendation:
2

The First Amendment is being put to the test on multiple levels this term before the US Supreme Court.

Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent

Location:
Penn State University, State College, PA, 16801, United States
Recommendation:
3

As unorthodox as it might seem, Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams dissenting opinion in a major Federal Communications Commission case offers a likely roadmap on how the FCC will operate with Trump appointees and a Republican majority.

EU’s highest court declares UK surveillance powers illegal

Location:
Court of Justice of the European Communities, Boulevard Konrad Adenauer Kirchberg, L-2925, Luxembourg
Recommendation:
4

Britain’s surveillance laws have been deemed illegal by the European Court of Justice in a case that throws into question the fate of the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act.

Google just dodged a privacy lawsuit by scanning your emails a tiny bit slower

Location:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 280 South 1st Streeet, San Jose, CA, 95113, United States
Recommendation:
2

Google tentatively agreed to a series of changes in the way it collects data from Gmail, as part of a proposed settlement in Northern California District Court.

Filter List

Where in the World

Javascript is required to view this map.
Syndicate content