A tough act to follow?: the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the separation of powers

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AEI Press, Jan 25, 2006 - Law - 193 pages
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The author, who served as one of the five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission for several years, explains why this and other government agencies that are not set up with separation of powers in mind end up undermining the rule of law.

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Separation of Powers and Dashed Expectations
The Ancestry of the FCC
The Telecommunications Act of 1996

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About the author (2006)

HAROLD W. FURCHTGOTT-ROTH is Senior Economist, Economists Incorporated, Washington, D.C., where he has concentrated on economic issues in international trade, telecommunications regulation, taxation, and intellectual property.