Constitution Day at the FCC – 2011
The actions of no other federal agency implicate free speech interests to the extent the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) actions do. Hence, to perform their jobs, the agency’s commissioners and staff should have a heightened interest in the Constitution, and its proper meaning. This constitutional responsibility requires the FCC to consider much more carefully than it often does the impact of its various regulations and policies on the free speech rights of those subject to its authority. In this sense, every day ought to be Constitution Day at the Federal Communications Commission.