Benjamin testifies on FCC reform before House Commerce subcommittee

July 10, 2013Duke Law News

Stuart Benjamin, the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law, addressed proposals to reform Federal Communications Commission procedures during his testimony on Capitol Hill on July 11.

Benjamin, an expert in telecommunications law, administrative law, and the First Amendment, testified before the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology as it considers legislative reforms of FCC processes.  The hearing was chaired by Rep. Greg Walden.

From 2009 to 2011, Benjamin served as the inaugural Distinguished Scholar at the FCC.  He is the co-author of Telecommunications Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 3d ed. 2012), a leading casebook, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

Read or download Benjamin’s written testimony

View a webcast of the hearing.

To request an interview with Benjamin, contact Frances Presma at (919) 613-7248.

Other News
  • Susan Akers JD/MEM ’91

    After majoring in biology at Wake Forest University, Susan Akers broke new ground for Duke Law students by pairing her JD studies with the pursuit of a graduate degree in environmental management from the Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (now called the Nicholas School of the Environment).

      
  • Environmental Law and Policy Clinic comments on proposed international regulations for mining the ocean floor

    The Environmental Law and Policy Clinic weighed in on the first-ever regulations proposed for mineral exploitation of the ocean floor in June, emphasizing the need to protect deep-sea biodiversity and ecosystem function.  Little is known about life in the deep sea, a region scientists have only recently begun to explore, but discoveries over the past few years by Duke scientists and others have provided glimpses of an astonishing range of biodiversity — including unique life forms thriving in super-heated thermal vent environments.