Monthly Archives: December 2015

IPR, on behalf of children’s groups, files complaints at FTC urging further investigation into Google’s YouTube Kids app and junk food companies

Today, the Institute for Public Representation made two filings at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on behalf of its clients the Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. One asks the FTC to investigate over a … Continue reading

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IPR Submits Amicus Brief in D.C. Circuit Challenging FERC’s Decision to License the Cove Point LNG Export Facility

On November 20th, the Institute for Public Representation filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit on behalf of seven environmental organizations in EarthReports, Inc. (DBA Patuxent Riverkeepers), Sierra Club, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network v. FERC, Dominion Cove Point … Continue reading

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IPR and Professor Levitin to File Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Bank of America v. Caulkett

IPR’s Civil Rights/Public Interest section is working with Georgetown Law Professor Adam J. Levitin to prepare an amicus brief that will be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Bank of America v. Caulkett. Professor Levitin’s research on the impact … Continue reading

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IPR Civil Rights/Public Interest Section Report Fall 2014

During Fall 2014, the Civil Rights/Public Interest section of IPR filed five lawsuits. In federal district court, we filed a retaliation and wage case on behalf of a worker misclassified as exempt from overtime, and terminated by his employer when … Continue reading

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IPR Successfully Opposes Petitions for Closed Captioning Waivers

The Institute for Public Representation scored another victory for deaf and hard of hearing individuals on November 17 when the Federal Communications Commission required a programmer to provide closed captions. The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s order (http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db1117/DA-15-1324A1.pdf) found that … Continue reading

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Tushnet FOIA

2015-ICLI-00027 Docs produced by ICE 9.30.2015 2015-ICLI-00027 Docs produced by ICE 12.3.2015  

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IPR and Consumers Union File Comments with the Copyright Office in Support of Unlocking Exemption

Last week IPR helped Consumers Union file comments with the Copyright Office in support of an exemption from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would enable consumers to unlock their mobile phones and tablets without risking criminal penalties. Currently, … Continue reading

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IPR files amicus brief in Tenth Circuit in challenge to Bureau of Land Management’s novel wild horse removal policy

On November 27, the Institute for Public Representation filed an amicus brief on behalf of four natural resources and administrative law professors in the case American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign v. Jewell, et al., currently on appeal in the Tenth … Continue reading

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Honoring Sarah Tran

Sarah Tran, a 2009 magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown and an IPR student, recently received the teacher-of-the-year award from the SMU Law graduating class of 2015.  The class had Sarah during their first semester at law school when she … Continue reading

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Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss IPR-Litigated Discrimination Suit Brought by Gestational Surrogate Denied Lactation Breaks

A federal judge in California has refused to dismiss an IPR-litigated discrimination suit against the Los Angeles Airport Marriott in which a longtime employee and gestational surrogate seeks relief for being denied lactation breaks. The first-of-its-kind ruling concludes that plaintiff … Continue reading

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