Puerto Rico District Court Declines to Address Preemption Challenge to San Juan Drone Regulation

January 14, 2019

Reprinted with permission from MLRC MediaLawLetter, January 2019

A federal court in Puerto Rico recognized support for the argument that federal law preempts drone restrictions in local ordinances – an issue of concern for newsrooms that have launched expanded aerial news coverage – but ultimately decided not to reach the issue. The U.S. District Court partially granted a preliminary injunction enjoining other aspects of the local ordinance regulating commercial speech. Read More.

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