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Broadcasting

  • Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller [2016]

  • Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereo [2014]

  • Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereo [2013]

  • Unlicensed Retransmission: Aereokiller [2013]

  • Untruthful Speech [2012]

  • Broadcast Indecency [2011]

  • Hate Speech [2010]

  • Future of Media [2010]

  • Broadcast Indecency [2009]

  • Broadcast Indecency [2008]

  • Government-Mandated PSAs [2008]

  • Proposed Satellite Radio Merger [2007]

  • Broadcasting Localism [2007]

  • Violence in Entertainment Media [2007]

  • Campaign Finance Reform [2007]

  • Newspaper-Broadcast Cross Ownership [2007]

  • Television Violence [2007]

  • Broadcast Ownership [2006]

  • Broadcast Indecency [2006]

  • Broadcast Violence [2004]

  • Broadcast Indecency [2004]

  • Campaign Finance Reform [2002]

  • FCC Complaint Process [2002]

  • Radio Diversity [2002]

  • Cross Ownership Rules [2001]

  • Congressional Subpoena [2001]

  • Campaign Finance Reform [2001]

  • Public Interest Obligations [2000]

  • Cross Ownership Rules [1998]

  • Broadcast Indecency [1997]

  • Children's Television [1995]

  • Multiple Ownership [1995]

  • Fairness Doctrine [1994]

  • Ballot Issues [1994]

  • Policies and Ruling concerning Children's Television Programming (En Banc Hearing) [1994]

  • Financial Interest and Syndication Rules [1992]

  • Policies and Ruling concerning Children's Television Programming [1991]

  • Broadcast Cross Ownership [1991]

  • FCC Petition for Rulemaking [1990]

  • Political Editorializing and Personal Attack Rules (corollaries to the Fairness Doctrine) [1987]

Cable TV

  • Cable Modem Service [2002]

  • Digital Must Carry [1998]

  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., v. FCC [1994]

  • Erie Telecommunications, Inc., v. City of Erie, Pa. [1987]

  • Central Telecommunications, Inc. v. TCI Cablevision and TCI Cablevision v. Central

  • Telecommunications, Inc. [1986]

  • Must Carry Rules I and II [1984]

Cyberspace, Digital Media,
and Intellectual Property

  • Extension of Video Privacy Protection Act to Mobile Application [2016]

  • FBI Order Requiring Apple To ‘Unlock’ iPhone [2016]

  • Sponsorship Identification Requirements
    for Radio Stations [2015]

  • Copyright Protections for Photographers [2015]

  • Untruthful Speech [2012]

  • Google and the Media Economy [2011]

  • Online Copyright Infringement [2010]

  • Access to Video Games [2010]

  • Online Copyright Infringement [2010]

  • International Jurisdiction [2007]

  • Broadband - Net Neutrality [2007]

  • International Jurisdiction [2006]

  • International Jurisdiction [2004]

  • French Jurisdiction Over Yahoo!, Inc [2000]

  • Communications Decency Act of 1996 [1996]

  • Child Protection in Interactive Media [1995]

Common Carriers and
Electronic Publishers

  • Ameritech Corp. v. U.S. [1995]

  • Ameritech Corp. v. U.S. [1994]

  • Petition for a Declaratory Ruling and Related Waivers to Establish a New Regulatory Model for the Ameritech Region [1993]

  • U.S. v. AT&T (triennial review of the Modification of Final Judgement) [1987]

  • Freedom of Information Act Fee Waivers for Representatives of the New Media [1987]

Commercial Speech

  • Hybrid Speech [2013]

  • Campaign Finance Reform [2007]

  • Prescription Drug Advertising [2007]

  • Beef Checkoff Program [2004]

  • Nike v. Kasky [2003]

  • FDA and the First Amendment [2002]

  • Greater New Orleans Broadcasting Association, Inc. v. U.S. [1999]

  • Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union [1997]

  • Anheuser-Busch v. Baltimore [1996]

  • Flint, Mich., Billboard Ban [1996]

  • Direct-to-Consumer Promotion of Prescription Drugs [1995]

  • Regulations Restricting the Sale of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco Products To Protect Children and Adolescents [1995]

  • Texans Against Censorship, Inc. v. Texas [1995]

  • Florida Bar v. McHenry [1994]

  • Ladue v. Gilleo [1994]

  • FCC v. Edge Broadcasting Company [1994]

  • City of Cincinnati v. Discovery Network [1993]

  • ANA v. Lungren [1993]

Newspapers, Magazines, and Books

  • College Newspaper Advertising [2012]

  • Untruthful Speech [2012]

  • Washington Legal Foundation V. FDA [1995]

  • FDA Information Restrictions [1994]

  • Journal of the American Medical Association [1988]

  • Carpenter v. U.S. (the Winans case) [1986]

  • Lowe v. SEC [1985]