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Enrique Armijo engages FCC urging First Amendment rights for users of government-run online networks

Drawing from his scholarship about the application of the First Amendment to new technologies, Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo submitted a July 9 filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) net neutrality proceeding.

Enrique Armijo, assistant professor of law, Elon University School of Law

Armijo's filing with the FCC, available here, argues that the FCC should ensure that people using free government-provided Wireless Internet service are able to exercise their First Amendment rights.

“If we design and implement communications networks with the freedom of speech in mind, we can be more confident that these new digital speech spaces are actually the enablers of expression, galvanization, interactivity, and change that we believe them to be,” Armijo writes.

The research underlying Armijo’s filing with the FCC is from his recent scholarship:

“Kill Switches, Forum Doctrine, and the First Amendment’s Digital Future,” Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, 2014

“Smart Law for Smart Cities: Regulation, Technology, and the Future of Cities,” Fordham Urban Law Journal, forthcoming.

A Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society report about Armijo’s filing with the FCC is available here.

Much of Armijo’s scholarship and service advances freedom of expression nationally and internationally.

More information about Elon Law Professor Enrique Armijo is available here


Philip Craft,
7/14/2014 12:20 PM