An Early Look At The FCC’s New ALJ

On Tuesday, July 9, Jane Hinckley Halprin will preside over her first hearing as the FCC’s administrative law judge to determine a series of questions regarding the role of a convicted felon in the ownership of four AM radio stations.  Given the absence of any record on which to evaluate Judge Halperin’s style on the bench, we thought it would be a good time to take stock of what we can learn about Judge Halperin from her initial actions as an ALJ.

FCC Names New Administrative Law Judge

Jane Hinckley Halprin, FCC assistant general counsel for ethics, is tapped to replace Richard Sippel, who retired on Dec. 1.