April 17, 2017
Volume 17, Issue 2
The Costs of Regulatory Redundancy: Consumer Protection Oversight of Online Travel Agents and the Advantages of Sole FTC Jurisdiction
Every administration in recent history has attempted to reduce regulatory redundancies. One area of regulatory redundancy that deserves attention is the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) consumer protection authority over online travel agents (OTAs), which generated $111 billion in revenue in 2013. This regulatory redundancy guarantees that two agencies will oversee
James C. Cooper, The Costs of Regulatory Redundancy: Consumer Protection Oversight of Online Travel Agents and the Advantages of Sole FTC Jurisdiction, 17 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 179 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Cooper_Final.pdf.
Virtual Schools, Student Rights, and the First Amendment: Adjusting the Schoolhouse Gate to the 21st Century
The advent of virtual schools has created uncertainty for school officials seeking to discipline students for speech. This uncertainty is fueled partly by the ostensibly omnipresent nature of virtual speech and partly by the fact that the United States Supreme Court has never ruled on the free speech rights of students in virtual schools. This
Joseph O. Oluwole & Preston C. Green III, Virtual Schools, Student Rights, and the First Amendment: Adjusting the Schoolhouse Gate to the 21st Century, 17 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 221 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/OluwoleGreen_Final.pdf.
The proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (microdrones) invites reconsideration of the limits of exclusive federal authority over aviation, which currently preempts state law. Public reaction to the drone phenomenon is generally adverse, putting pressure on state and local legislators to regulate drones. Many of them have enacted or are considering legislation and ordinances to
Henry H. Perritt, Jr. & Albert J. Plawinski, One Centimeter Over My Back Yard: Where Does Federal Preemption of State Drone Regulation Start?, 17 N.C.J.L. & Tech. 307 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Perritt_Plawinski_Final.pdf.
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