Federalism in the restructuring context has certainly been controversial and filled with uncertainty -- some would say perilous. Some would say the shifts in jurisdiction between federal and state governments are so serious and of such concern that we should really pause before restructuring the electric industries. Some say we have not done the right thing in the telecommunications industry either. This area is certainly filled with potential for competitors and for lawyers. To help us sort it out, we have four distinguished panelists who are going to identify some of the key state/federal jurisdictional issues in the telecommunications and electric industries - how those issues are being resolved and how they are likely to be resolved in the future. And because the telecommunications industry is further along than electricity, we are going to start with those panelists first.
Edward L. Petrini, Thomas B. Nicholson, Edward J. Brady, Carrington F. Phillip & Mark J. Mathis,
Federalism and Beyond: The Uncertain Nature of Federal/State Relationships in a Restructuring World,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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