Monthly Archives: December 2014

IPR Recovers Attorney’s Fees Following Its FOIA Victory Against the District of Columbia

Way back in 2009, IPR filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the District of Columbia on behalf of its client, Friends of McMillan Park (FMP). FMP opposes the District’s effort to convert McMillan Park – currently an … Continue reading

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IPR Files Brief Supporting FCC Efforts to Lower Prison Phone Bills

Earlier this week, IPR filed a brief on behalf of prisoners and their families supporting the Federal Communication Commission’s recent efforts to lower the costs of prison payphones so that families could speak with their imprisoned loved ones more often. … Continue reading

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IPR's Communications and Technology Section Wraps Up Productive Semester

Students in IPR’s Communications and Technology Law section recently finished an impressive semester in which they advocated for clients on a range of important issues such media ownership, community radio, and children’s online privacy. Six third-year law students participated in … Continue reading

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IPR Helps Community Radio Groups Attempting to Get on Air

In a filing this week, IPR supported efforts by a group of community radio applicants that hope to create a low power radio station for a historic neighborhood in Philadelphia. The applicants, three non-profit organizations from Germantown, Philadelphia, have applied … Continue reading

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FCC Seeks Comment on Petition for Rulemaking to Extend Online Filing of Public Inspection Files to Cable and Satellite

On July 31, IPR filed a petition for rulemaking on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center, Sunlight Foundation, and Common Cause.  The petition asks the FCC to extend its existing requirement that broadcast television stations  place online the contents of their … Continue reading

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IPR's native and environmental clients win critical protections for Black Mesa land

The following was issued as a press release on May 12, 2014 Native and environmental groups win critical protections for Black Mesa land Federal mine regulators now under mandate to give greater consideration to Peabody coal mine’s impacts on cultural … Continue reading

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Andy Schwartzman Joins IPR’s Communications Practice

IPR is excited to announce that Andrew Jay Schwartzman will join the “Communications, Technology and the Public Interest” practice of the clinic as the Benton Senior Counselor. Andy brings to the clinic his vast knowledge and expertise in this field … Continue reading

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IPR Reunion Happy Hour

A big thank you to IPR alums Erin Dozier, Corie Wright, Jenny Prime, Karen Henein, and Khaliah Barnes, for organizing a Reunion Happy Hour for former IPR students and fellows who worked in the communications section while at IPR and/or … Continue reading

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IPR Submits Comments Critical of Proposed FDA Food Safety Rules; FDA Announces Major Reconsideration of those Rules

On behalf of our client, Future Harvest – A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (Future Harvest CASA), IPR submitted comments to FDA in November 2013 in response to proposed food safety rules. The comments respond to two of the rules … Continue reading

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IPR and Consumers Union Submit Request to Allow Consumers to Unlock Mobile Devices

Earlier this week IPR helped Consumers Union file a petition with the Copyright Office that would allow consumers to unlock their mobile phones and similar devices without violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Under the proposed exemption, consumers could … Continue reading

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