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Ruane, Kathleen Ann

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Works: 27 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 258 library holdings
Genres: Privileges and immunities  Rules 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Kathleen Ann Ruane
Journalists' privilege : overview of the law and 109th Congress legislation by Henry Cohen( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalists, the Supreme Court has written, claim "that to gather news it is often necessary to agree either not to identify the source of information published or to publish only part of the facts revealed, or both; that if the reporter is nevertheless forced to reveal these confidences to a grand jury the source so identified and other confidential sources of other reporters will be measurably deterred from furnishing publishable information, all to the detriment of the free flow of information protected by the First Amendment." Though the Supreme Court concluded that the First Amendment does not provide a journalists' privilege, 49 states have adopted a journalists' privilege, and bills to adopt a journalists' privilege have been introduced in the 109th Congress, 1st session, in both the House and the Senate (S. 1419 and H.R. 3323). In addition, S. 2831 was introduced in the 109th Congress, 2nd session
Net neutrality : the Federal Communications Commission's authority to enforce its network management principles by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed the initiation of a notice-and-comment rulemaking procedure to codify the four Network Management Principles into regulations. Furthermore, he proposed the addition of two more principles to be included in the rulemaking procedure. The fifth principle will be one of non-discrimination and the sixth principle would be one of transparency
Fairness doctrine : history and constitutional issues by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulation of broadcast indecency : background and legal analysis by Henry Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two prominent television events increased attention on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the broadcast indecency statute that it enforces. The airing of an expletive by Bono during the 2003 Golden Globe Awards, as well as the "wardrobe malfunction" that occurred during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show, gave broadcast indecency prominence in the 108th and 109th Congresses, and resulted in the enactment of P.L. 109-235 (2006), which increased the penalties for broadcast indecency by tenfold. This report discusses the legal evolution of the FCC's indecency regulations, and provides an overview of how the current regulations have been applied. The final section of the report considers whether prohibiting the broadcast of "indecent" words regardless of context would violate the First Amendment. This question arises because the Supreme Court in Pacifica left open the question whether broadcasting an occasional expletive, as in the Bono case, would justify a sanction
Conflict minerals and resource extraction : Dodd-Frank, SEC regulations, and legal challenges by Michael V Seitzinger( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act require that the Securities and Exchange Commission issue regulations to make public the involvement of U.S. companies in conflict minerals and in resource extraction payments. Supporters of the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals statute and the SEC implementing rule believe that such disclosures could have an impact on the amount of violence involved with the mining of conflict minerals. Opponents of the statute and rule argue that they require disclosures that are arbitrary and capricious and that some of the required disclosures violate the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech. Supporters of the resource extraction statute and the SEC implementing rule believe that they are needed to achieve the goal of the transparency of payments made by resource extraction issuers to governments in order to foster reform and anticorruption and to improve the tax collection process. Opponents believe that they are arbitrary and capricious and violate the First Amendment. Legal challenges to the statutes and regulations have occurred, based primarily on administrative law and First Amendment grounds
Net neutrality : the Federal Communications Commission's authority to enforce its network management principles by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FDA guidance regarding the promotion of off-label uses of drugs : legal issues by Vanessa K Burrows( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected laws governing the disclosure of customer phone records by telecommunications carriers by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses recent legislative and regulatory efforts to protect the privacy of customer telephone records and efforts to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure, or sale of such records by data brokers. In addition, it provides a brief overview of the confidentiality protections for customer information established by the Communications Act of 1934
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act : title VII, derivatives by Rena S Miller( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority ownership of broadcast properties : a legal analysis by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of the Securities Act of 1933 as applied to private label mortgage-backed securities by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning crosses, hangman's nooses, and the like : state statutes that proscribe the use of symbols of fear and violence with the intent to threaten by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost half of the states outlaw cross burning with the intent to threaten as such. A few of these statues cover the display of hangman's noses and other symbols of intimidation as well. Moreover, the same misconduct also frequently falls under more general state prohibitions on coercion, terroristic threats, harassment, or hate crimes. Some of these laws feature a hate crime element without which conviction is not possible; others do not. In either case, there are obvious First Amendment implications
Legal challenge to the FCC's medic ownership rules : an overview of Prometheus Radio v. FCC by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privacy law and online advertising : legal analysis of data gathering by online advertisers such as Double Click and NebuAd by Kathleen Ann Ruane( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advocacy of terrorism on the internet : freedom of speech issues and the material support statutes by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several U.S. policymakers, including some Members of Congress, have expressed concern about the influence that terrorist advocacy may have upon those who view or read it. The ease with which such speech may be disseminated over the Internet, using popular social media services, has been highlighted by some observers as potentially increasing the ease by which persons who might otherwise have not been exposed to the ideology or recruitment efforts of terrorist entities may become radicalized. These concerns raise the question of whether it would be permissible for the federal government to restrict or prohibit the publication and distribution of speech that advocates the commission of terrorist acts when that speech appears on the Internet. Significant First Amendment freedom of speech issues are raised by the prospect of government restrictions on the publication and distribution of speech, even speech that advocates terrorism. This report discusses relevant precedent concerning the extent to which advocacy of terrorism may be restricted in a manner consistent with the First Amendment's Freedom of Speech Clause. The report also discusses the potential application of the federal ban on the provision of material support to foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) to the advocacy of terrorism, including as it relates to the dissemination of such advocacy via online services like Twitter or Facebook
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act : title VII, derivatives by Mark Jickling( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Dodd-Frank Act (P.L. 111-203) sought to remake the OTC market in the image of the regulated futures exchanges. Crucial reforms include a requirement that swap contracts be cleared through a central counterparty regulated by one or more federal agencies. Clearinghouses require traders to put down cash (called initial margin) at the time they open a contract to cover potential losses, and require subsequent deposits (called maintenance margin) to cover actual losses to the position. The intended effect of margin requirements is to eliminate the possibility that any firm can build up an uncapitalized exposure so large that default would have systemic consequences. The size of a cleared position is limited by the firm's ability to post capital to cover its losses. That capital protects its trading partners and the system as a whole. This report describes some of the new requirements placed on the derivatives market by the Dodd-Frank Act
Fairness doctrine : history and constitutional issues by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) that required broadcast licensees to cover issues of public importance and to do so in a fair manner. Issues of public importance were not limited to political campaigns. Nuclear plant construction, workers' rights, and other issues of focus for a particular community could gain the status of an issue that broadcasters were required to cover. Therefore, the Fairness Doctrine was distinct from the so-called "equal time" rule, which requires broadcasters to grant equal time to qualified candidates for public office, because the Fairness Doctrine applied to a much broader range of topics
The siting of wireless communications facilities : an overview of federal, state, and local law by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siting of wireless communications facilities has been a topic of controversy in communities all over the United States. Telecommunications carriers need to place towers in areas where coverage is insufficient or lacking to provide better service to consumers, while local governing boards and community groups often oppose the siting of towers in residential neighborhoods and scenic areas. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 governs federal, state, and local regulation of the siting of communications towers by placing certain limitations on local zoning authority without totally preempting state and local law. This report provides an overview of the federal, state, and local laws governing the siting of wireless communications facilities. 1
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan : selected freedom of speech scholarship by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funeral protests : selected federal laws and constitutional issues by Kathleen Ann Ruane( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC or Church) has been protesting military funerals for a number of years. The Church has gained national attention as a result. Its primary message is that God hates the United States and is punishing the country for its tolerance of homosexuality. The Church chooses to protest the funerals of fallen soldiers to make the point that in their opinion soldiers are dying as part of God's retribution for this country's sins. Though it began protesting military funerals, it has since branched out to funerals of fire fighters, police officers, and other public servants. It has protested events beyond funerals as well. Recently, the Supreme Court decided a case involving whether the Church could be held liable for intentional infliction of emotional distress and intrusion upon seclusion by the family of a soldier, Matthew Snyder, whose funeral the Church protested. The Supreme Court held that, at least in the case of Matthew Snyder's funeral, the speech of the WBC was fully protected by the First Amendment
 
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