Constitutional Challenges to State Drone Laws, with Carlos Soltero!

Logo 600 x 600Welcome back, Drone Law Nation! Today our guest is Carlos Soltero of the McGinnis Lochridge firm in Austin, Texas. Long time members of Drone Law Nation will remember that we interviewed Jessica Palvino from the same firm a while back to talk about Texas Drone Law.

Carlos is on the show today to talk about an “equal protection” challenge his firm has brought against a part of Texas’ Drone Law. An “equal protection” challenge against a state law is lawsuit arguing that a state is treating some citizens unfairly in a way that violates the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit Carlos and his firm is litigating may have far-reaching implications for challenges to state “drone laws” around the nation.

Listen in as we talk about the limits on state authority to regulate drones, the “culture clash” between drone entrepreneurs and aviation regulators, and cross-border issues in the drone world.

Links for you:

Carlos Soltero’s Contact Information

Our interview with Jessica Palvino

Our interview with James Mackler about the Boggs case


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