|Present||Associate Professor, Boston College Law School|
- Fall 2018: Cyberlaw, Property
- Spring 2019: Administrative Law, Administrative Practice
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Tethering the Administrative State: The Case Against Chevron Deference for FCC Jurisdictional Claims The Journal of Corporation Law (2011)
Like many other agencies, the Federal Communications Commission has seen significant regulatory growth under President Obama. But unlike health care, financial reform, and other areas, this growth has come without statutory guidance from Congress. The ...
Technology Convergence and Federalism: Who Should Decide the Future of Telecommunications Regulation? University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2010)
This article critically examines the division of regulatory jurisdiction over telecommunications issues between the federal government and the states. Currently, the line between federal and state jurisdiction varies depending on the service at issue. This ...
Public Use, Public Choice and the Urban Growth Machine: Competing Political Economies of Takings Law University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2009)
The Kelo decision has unleashed a tidal wave of legislative reforms ostensibly seeking to control eminent domain abuse. But as a policy matter, it is impossible to determine what limits should be placed upon local ...
A Critical Reassessment of the GAO Bid-Protest Mechanism Wisconsin Law Review (2008)
This article critically examines the Government Accountability Office’s bid protest mechanism, which is designed to resolve disputed government contract awards. The GAO is the forum of choice for protesters, resolving thousands of bid protests each ...
Contributions to Books (3)
Title II Reclassification is Rate Regulation A Reader on Net Neutrality and Restoring Internet Freedom (2018)
Also contributed the following chapters to the same publication:Usage-Based Pricing, Zero Rating, and the Future of Broadband InnovationThe Right Way to Protect Privacy Throughout the Internet EcosystemRevisiting Net NeutralityThese chapters originally appeared in the Free ...
Response to Questions in the White Paper "Modernizing the Communications Act" #CommActUpdate: A Communications Law Fit for the Digital Age (2017)
Also coauthored the following chapters in the same publication:Response to Questions in the White Paper "Modernizing U.S. Spectrum Policy"Response to Questions in the White Paper "Competition Policy and the Role of the Federal Communications Commission"Response ...
Reforming the Universal Service Fund for the Digital Age Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age (2012)
The marketplace and technological changes that have occurred since the last major revision of the Communications Act in 1996 have rendered existing law and policy woefully outdated, if not obsolete. In the past fifteen years ...
Popular Press (14)
Assessing the Right to be Forgotten Boston Bar Journal (2015)
From its inception the Internet has been disrupting business models, as once-ubiquitous brands like Blockbuster, Borders, and Encyclopedia Britannica can attest. But as more of our activities move online, society is beginning to realize how ...
Amazon didn’t break law by banning sales of Google, Apple streaming players MarketWatch (2015)
The Titans of Silicon Valley have long battled for control of the television, that stubborn holdout in the living room that has long resisted being dragged into the Internet age.This battle heated up last week ...
What’s Next on the Road to Net Neutrality? The Hill Congress Blog (2015)
On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote 3-2 to regulate broadband Internet providers as common carriers. The decision will be the culmination of nearly a decade of work by net neutrality activists seeking ...
Rethink Possible When it Comes to Wireless Data Plans US News Economic Intelligence Blog (2014)
From the introduction: The blogosphere has been abuzz this week with AT&T's introduction of a new "sponsored data" service. Under this service, Internet content providers such as Google or Yahoo could agree to pay for ...