Courtesy Danny Schechter:
The Center for the Creative Community notes that [the FCC attempt to eliminate ownership rules] could be illegal. The FCC's plan to issue final rules in its media ownership limits proceeding by June 2nd violates the Regulatory Flexibility Act, writes the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy in a letter to FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Prior to issuing final rules, the FCC must first analyze the impact of those rules on America's small businesses and then allow small businesses to comment on that analysis.
"The SBA Office of Advocacy intervened after a request by the Center for the Creative Community, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing research, public education, and policy development on behalf of the tens of thousands of individual writers, directors, producers, performers, and other talented people who give life to America's popular and literary works of art and entertainment."
Hey, small businesses (if there are any left)! Could any of you file a lawsuit against the FCC on the grounds of violating the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Are there any lawsuits afoot? Inquiring minds want to know.
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