Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies

This morning, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a 2012 IRS rule allowing tax subsidies in federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Within hours, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a contrary … »

Investing in the Internet: Municipal or Misguided Broadband?

The idea of universal Internet access is a noble one, but taxpayers shouldn’t be strapped with sustaining failing businesses in order to reach that ideal. Innovation and investment by private broadband providers in the free market has put universal access within reach. Private enterprise avoids the risks to taxpayers when … »

Smartphone Meets the Fourth Amendment

This appeared on July 12, 2014. Many of us are never far from our cell phones. For all their utility, cell phones are poorly locked portals that lead directly into our private lives. Cell phones, particularly the newer smartphones, are so useful precisely because they have the ability to … »

Paving The Way For Innovation: Increasing Available 5GHz Unlicensed Spectrum

In the 21st century, a significant amount of our personal and professional lives are spent using Wi-Fi enabled technology. Smartphones, tablets, and computers allow us to become more productive and innovative. Unfortunately, the incredible success of mobile technology has left a huge burden on the existing broadband infrastructure.  Left alone, … »