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Net Neutrality - Time is Running Out
August 30, 2017

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

There are less than 24 hours left for the public to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s (the “FCC”) proposal concerning net neutrality. Although the rebuttal period for comments was scheduled to end on August 16, 2017, the FCC extended the deadline by two weeks.

Keeping ROBO Callers From Finding Your New Phone Number
July 14, 2017

Lauren J. Coppola
Paige V. Schroeder

On July 13, 2017, the FCC adopted a Second Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) seeking comments as to different means of minimizing or eliminating robocalls to consumers with reassigned numbers. This comes as a follow up to the NOI and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the FCC concerning robocalls earlier this summer.

Rhode Island Legislators Revise Composition of Proposed Marijuana Study Commission
June 8, 2017

The Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary has recommended passage of a revised bill recommending a study commission for marijuana legalization. The former bill was sent back to the Committee last week as the composition of the proposed commission was considered by some to be too “anti-marijuana.”

Recreational Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island Derailed Until At Least 2018
May 25, 2017

Legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island will not happen in 2017, as the Rhode Island House Committee on Judiciary has approved a bill recommending a study commission for marijuana legalization.

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