|Present||Associate Professor, Boston College Law School|
- Fall 2018: Cyberlaw, Property
- Spring 2019: Administrative Law, Administrative Practice
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Why Broadband Pricing Freedom is Good for Consumers Perspectives from Free State Foundation Scholars (2012)
From the introduction: Usage-based pricing has rapidly become one of the most high-profile topics in Internet policy. In the past few years, many broadband providers have migrated from all-you-can-eat flat-rate pricing to consumption-based pricing models ...
The Impact of Data Caps and Other Forms of Usage-Based Pricing for Broadband Access Mercatus Center Working Papers (2012)
In recent years, broadband providers have introduced data caps and other plans that charge customers based on use. While regulators have generally approved of this shift, some consumer groups fear that usage-based pricing will lead ...
Technology Convergence and Federalism: The Case of VoIP Regulation University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Online (2012)
From the introduction The Vermont Supreme Court may soon consider whether federal law permits the Public Service Board to regulate certain voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP ) services. Across the Hudson, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently sought to bar ...
Net Neutrality and Nondiscrimination Norms in Telecommunications Arizona Law Review (2012)
“Net neutrality” refers to the principle that broadband providers should not discriminate when transporting content and applications over the Internet. After several years of debate, the Federal Communications Commission adopted binding net neutrality rules in ...
Net Neutrality: Applying (and Expanding) Nondiscrimination Norms in Cyberspace Federal Lawyer (2011)
The article discusses the regulations to promote net neutrality in the broadband industry by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC. It focuses on the term unreasonable discrimination taken from Section 202 of the Communications Act that ...
Virtual Takings: The Coming Fifth Amendment Challenge to Net Neutrality Regulation Notre Dame Law Review (2011)
“Net neutrality” refers to the principle that broadband providers should not limit the content and applications available over the Internet. Long a rallying cry of techies and academics, it has become one of the central ...
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 ...