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Federal Court Preempts Local Regulation of UAS

September 21, 2017

Today, a federal district court in Massachusetts held that attempts by Newton, Massachusetts to impose local restrictions on the operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (or “drones”) were preempted by federal law. In its order, the court cited with approval an amicus brief filed jointly by the Consumer Technology Association and AUVSI, which Wiley Rein helped prepare. The decision, in Singer v. Newton, is available here.