Introducing Guest Blogger Marvin Ammori

We are lucky to have Professor Marvin Ammori as a guest this upcoming month.  Our readers no doubt are familiar with his work–we regularly rely upon his insights here!  Professor Ammori is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska, where he helps lead a JD/LLM program in Space & Telecom law.  Professor Ammori’s scholarly research focuses on how communications, information, and media policies affect the distribution of political and economic power and whether those policies promote innovation and serve the values underlying freedom of speech and press.  His commentary been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe, the San Jose Mercury News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newsweek, among other publications.

Before becoming an academic, Professor Ammori was an advocate for citizens’ speech rights in communications technologies.  As General Counsel for Free Press and as a staff attorney at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation, he practiced before appellate courts, the Federal Communications Commission, and Congress. His most well-known advocacy is on network neutrality; he litigated the Comcast-BitTorrent case before the FCC and argued it before the D.C. Circuit on behalf of citizen groups and technology companies.  He graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.  Professor Ammori blogs at the Huffington Post, Balkinization, and the Stanford Center for Internet & Society’s blog.  He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

His recent scholarly articles include:

Beyond Content Neutrality: Understanding Content-Based Promotion of Democratic Speech, 61 Fed. Comm. L. J. (2009)

Another Worthy Tradition: How the Free Speech Curriculum Ignores Electronic Media and Distorts Free Speech Doctrine, 70 Mo. L. Rev. (2005)

Shadow Government: Private Regulation, Free Speech, and Lessons from the Sinclair Blogstorm

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