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Drones, Space, and Commercial Spacecraft

Anticipating the growth of commercial spaceflight, the efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (“NASA”), and the Near Space Corporation (“NSC”) resulted in the

NASA Research & Communications Status Quo (So Far) Under New POTUS

On January 24, 2017, Michael Freilich, the director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Division, stated at a town hall meeting that there had not yet been

Municipalities, Cities, and States Can Regulate Drone Use

Municipalities, Cities, and States Can Regulate Drone Use Our recent article on South Elgin’s drone ordinance prompted a few people to contact our firm.  In a couple of instances, we

More Than One Drone “Sheriff” in Airspace (and Town)

Where can I fly my drone? As recreational use of drones becomes more popular, drone operators must know and abide by the rules and laws applicable to their flight operations.  Of

Presidential Policy on Targeted Killing Released

Pursuant to a court order obtained in litigation filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), the United States Government has released a Presidential Policy Guidance (“PPG”) on direct action

Illinois Biometric Law Enters Center Stage

An Illinois law enacted in 2008 appears now to be center stage in the national privacy and technology spotlight.  The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq., has been