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What are the requirements for an ADU in California?

An ADU can reach up to seventeen feet in height, but not more than fifty feet. It must comply with state standards and the daylight plane. This is nine feet above the average natural grade. It slopes inward at 45 degrees. The height can’t be …

What Window Blinds to use for Offices?

If you want to keep employees comfortable and employees happy, you should choose office window blinds. These blinds offer several benefits. The first is that they are easy to clean. You just need to wipe them with a damp towel. The second benefit is that …

FCC Reform the Star of Confirmation Hearing

As confirmation hearings go, today’s hearing on the nomination of Julius Genachowski to be the new Chair of the FCC and current Commissioner Robert McDowell to be renominated for a second term could only be called a lovefest. And why not? Both are among the most qualified individuals ever …

Managing the FCC: Style, Substance, and Institutional Reform

Kathleen Q. Abernathy Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP I appreciate this opportunity to discuss Phil Weiser’s important and insightful paper detailing problems in the ways in which the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) conducts its business and ways in which its processes might be improved. …

FCC Reform and the Future of Telecommunications Policy

Philip J. Weiser* “We are in danger of becoming prisoners of our own procedures in the administrative process.” Newton N. Minow, FCC Chair, 1961-63 The institutional failings of the FCC have finally begun to attract attention. For years, the agency tolerated a level of mystery and …