Editorials: Randolph J. May

A Question for 2015: Is the FCC Unlawful?

In May 2001, I published a law review article titled, “The Public Interest Standard: Is It Too Indeterminate to Be Constitutional?” In the article, I suggested that the ubiquitous public interest s

The Sony Hack Attack

There are many dimensions to the hack of Sony that, by all accounts, now appears to be a North Korean cyberattack.

The Net Neutrality Hybrid Proposals: They Definitely Are Not Comfortable

Let me ask you this: “If a man has one foot in a bucket of boiling water and the other foot in a bucket of ice, do you think that, on average, he would be comfortable?”

Thinking the Unthinkable - Part IV

I was gratified by the excellent attendance at the Free State Foundation’s program last Friday titled, “Thinking the

Thinking the Unthinkable - Part III

Nothing has changed my mind that it would be “unthinkable” for the FCC to classify Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, the part of the 1934 commu

FCC's Secret Meetings Raise Significant Process Concerns

A little-noticed article in the Wall Stre

Thinking the Unthinkable - Part II

In Scott Cleland’s recent piece titled, “Silicon Valley’s Biggest Internet Mistake,” he makes an

The FCC Shouldn't Go Down the Primrose (Preemption) Path

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) already has suffered two judicial rebukes in its efforts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers, most recently this past January

Thinking the Unthinkable: Imposing the 'Utility Model' on Internet Providers

Back in 1997, then-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt titled a speech, 

End the Costly Integration Ban - Part II

For almost eight years, I have been urging, along with other Free State Foundation scholars, an end to the costly so-called "integration ban."This outdated, costly FCC regulation bans cable operato