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  • The Rise of the Drones – The Need for Comprehensive Federal Regulation of Robot Aircraft

    This monograph describes how robotic aircraft technology creates an environment where existing Federalism, commerce authority, Fourth Amendment, and Fifth Amendment doctrines collide in unexpected and consequential manners. Some of these issues have been discussed in the popular media; other issues are a novation of the author and this work. As Drone aircraft become more prevalent, their use by private and government operators will eventually trigger lawsuits. The resolution of these cases and controversies, when made by the Supreme Court, will broadly impact our nation’s legal fabric.