Monthly Archives: December 2013

Preliminary legal victory in fight against digital billboards

Last Wednesday, the Institute for Public Representation won a legal victory on behalf of its client Scenic America. In a lawsuit that IPR filed in the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, Scenic America has alleged that the … Continue reading

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IPR congratulates Laura Moy on the birth of her son

In early August, Staff Attorney Laura Moy put the finishing touches on some filings then went to the hospital and delivered a healthy 8 lb. 8 oz. son.  His name is Alexander Joseph Vuolo, but his parents call him Xander. … Continue reading

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Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition Praises FCC’s Online Political File and Urges Changes to Make it More Useful to the Public

Today, the Institute for Public Representation filed comments on behalf of the Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition (“PIPAC”), along with the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Effective Government, regarding the FCC’s online political file requirements. Last year, the FCC required … Continue reading

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The Institute for Public Representation Files Petition to Deny Gannett-Belo License Transfers

Written by Sean Vitka, Google Policy Fellow at IPR, Summer 2013 On July 24th, the Institute for Public Representation filed a Petition to Deny certain television broadcast license transfers from Belo Corporation to Gannett Company and two third-party shell companies. … Continue reading

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Eric Null Joins the Institute for Public Representation

  The Institute for Public Representation is pleased to announce that Eric Null has joined our staff as an Attorney and Graduate Clinical Fellow from 2013 through 2015. He will be focusing on IPR’s First Amendment & Media Law projects. His … Continue reading

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IPR Files Amicus Brief in the Supreme Court of the United States on Behalf of American Thoracic Society in Support of EPA’s Transport Rule

On September 10, 2013, the Institute for Public Representation filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The brief urged the Supreme Court to reinstate the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, also known as “CSAPR” … Continue reading

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IPR Files Reply to Oppositions in Gannett-Belo License Transfer Docket

This post was drafted with the help of Sean Vitka, Google Policy Fellow at IPR. On August 20th, the Institute for Public Representation filed a joint reply to the Oppositions to its Petition to Deny seven license assignments contemplated by … Continue reading

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Aaron Mackey joins the Institute for Public Representation

The Institute for Public Representation would like to welcome Aaron Mackey, who has joined our staff as an Attorney and Graduate Clinical Fellow from 2013 through 2015. He will be focusing on IPR’s First Amendment & Media Law projects. His … Continue reading

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LPFM Window Marks Important Step for Community Radio

Last week, students in the Media and Communications section of the Institute for Public Representation helped fifty-seven nonprofits and Tribal organizations apply for low-power FM radio licenses as part of an effort to create more diverse, local radio stations across … Continue reading

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IPR Files Update to FCC IP Closed Captioning Complaint Against Amazon

In December, IPR filed a complaint on behalf of several deaf and hard of hearing consumer groups against Amazon.com, alleging violations of the Federal Communications Commission’s rules requiring closed captioning for Internet Protocol (“IP”)-delivered video programming. Amazon responded to the complaint, admitting to … Continue reading

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