Drone Law Nation, there’s never a dull moment in the drone law world, is there? A huge decision was handed down last month from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In the case of Taylor v. FAA, the Court held that the FAA’s drone registration requirement for hobbyists was illegal.
When I say illegal, I mean that it went against Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. That was a law passed by Congress and signed by the President. In our governmental system, a federal agency cannot do things that are banned by a federal statute. And that is what the Court held that the drone registration system did – it went against the text of the statute that prevented FAA regulation of model aircraft.
Today’s episode is a talk with John Taylor, the plaintiff in the case. Joining us is the (ever amazing) Jonathan Rupprecht, who you will know from prior episodes. Jonathan helped Mr. Taylor with the case.
This talk is an “inside view” of how the litigation went down. We also get into the “details” of what the Court did and why it made its decision.
Join us in reliving this important part of the history of U.S. drone law.
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Links for You:
Section 336 (search for “336” in the .pdf)
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