On August 12, 2014, the Federal Register proposed to amend its regulations addressing NTSB accident investigation procedures. A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available on the government-wide website at www.regulations.gov [Docket ID Number NTSB-GC-2012-02].
These are both Latin phrases, “Caveat Emptor”, virtually everyone knows means ”let the buyer beware.” The other, “Ipse Dixit,” is a little more obscure and essentially means “it’s so because I say it’s so.” You’re probably wondering what the heck these have to do with UASs.
It wasn’t too many weeks ago that the lead story on every network was Malaysia Airlines, Air Algerie or Trans Asia. In fact, aviation and air disasters were pretty much the only story.
In a significant reversal by the Obama administration, lobbyists will now be permitted to serve on federal advisory committees, boards, and commissions after more than four years of sitting on the advisory committee sidelines.
Recent research finds that Congress is more polarized than at any time since the end of reconstruction. These findings are evidenced by the Shriver Center’s recently published Poverty Scorecard, which graded 97% of the Senators and 95% of the Representatives at one extreme or the other.
As the Federal Aviation Administration moves forward with its promised rulemaking, let’s not lose sight of the fact that most of the world permits the use of UASs.
With it spending up, federal agencies are finding they need to look outside their walls for qualified talent. This is presenting new public sector opportunities for private sector tech companies.
Sham Hatch-Waxman Infringement Suits and FDA Citizen Petitions; A Potential for New Liability for Innovators?
Under what is commonly known as “Noerr-Pennington immunity,” persons exercising their First Amendment right to petition the government for redress are generally immune from antitrust liability, even though their actions may harm competition or competitors.
Recently, the Shriver Center released the 2013 Poverty Scorecard, which measures how every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on the most significant poverty-related proposed legislation of 2013.