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Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

Authors

Rita M. Cain

Abstract

For almost two decades, federal telecommunications regulators had preempted state telecommunications regulations based on the supremacy of federal policy. The federal courts consistently upheld this federal exercise of power. This article examines that trend and the recent Supreme Court decision that abruptly reversed the trend, Louisiana Public-Service Commission v. FCC. The immediate and substantial impact of that decision is examined and, in some cases, questioned.

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