July 2013

Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and Its Impact on the Right to Vote

July 14, 2013

Tweet On the second day of what many consider one of the most eventful weeks in US Supreme Court history, the Court issued its decision on the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in Shelby County v Holder. The VRA was enacted in 1965 to address pervasive racial discrimination in voting. The VRA made substantial inroads, partly […]

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One Day Away! MMTC’s 11th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference Panel and Speaker Highlights #MMTC2013

July 8, 2013

Tweet MMTC’s 11th Annual Access Capital and Telecom Policy Conference starts tomorrow! On Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 10, MMTC will host a diverse gathering of industry leaders, public officials, multicultural entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists at Washington’s Embassy Suites Convention Center and Hotel.  Although online registration has closed, you can register on-site starting tomorrow morning at […]

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Immigration and Its Deep Roots in Social Justice

July 7, 2013

Tweet Comprehensive immigration reform has been a hotly contested issue in recent times across many states and on the national stage.  But restrictive immigration policies will cause unintended economic consequences, adversely affect first class digital citizenship, and stifle entrepreneurship opportunities for minorities. The issues surrounding comprehensive immigration reform are of compelling public interest, as well […]

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The Next Five Years of Communications Law and Policy: Outdated Regulations, Innovation, and Institutional Relationships in the 21st Century – FSF Offers An Industry Insider’s View on the Evolution of Communications Markets

July 7, 2013

Tweet The Free State Foundation recently released Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, a book with contributions from several industry experts who take a broad look at several high-level issue areas in the communications space.  This book is a must-read for the industry veteran who wants to know where […]

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Keep the Lid Off the Communications Glass Ceiling

July 6, 2013

Tweet Most of us have heard the term “glass ceiling,” the notion that various unseen, yet unbreakable barriers prevent minorities and women from reaching the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their intellect, talent or work ethic.  For generations, these invisible barriers have been often recognized but seldom cured.  Today, that conversation is […]

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Fisher Decision Opens Door for FCC to Act Affirmatively in Considering Diversity Proposals

July 1, 2013

Tweet In its recent Fisher v. Texas ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a near unanimous decision that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals did not properly review the University of Texas’ admissions process because it applied a “good faith” rather than a “strict scrutiny” standard to its review.   According the Court, “obtaining the educational […]

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