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All of the Briefs and Amicus Briefs in Huerta v. Pirker

Below is a link to all of the Briefs and Amicus Briefs in Huerta v. Pirker, Docket No. CP-217.

Four of the Amicus Briefs, (in support of Pirker), are based on existing law and sound logic. Two of the Amicus Briefs, (in support of the FAA), are based on complete nonsense and non-law, are entirely self-serving and do nothing but demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of law.

http://www.ntsb.gov/legal/pirker.html

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Pirker Files Reply Brief in FAA Appeal

Brendan Schulman, attorney for Raphael Pirker, has filed his Reply Brief in Huerta v. Pirker, Docket No. CP-217. Needless to say, it is masterfully-written.

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Texas Volunteer Search & Rescue Team Sues FAA

From the article:

A Texas group sued the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court to challenge the agency’s order to stop using drones in the group’s searches for missing people, the latest round in an intensifying battle over regulation of the sector.

Search-and-rescue organization Texas EquuSearch, which has used unmanned aircraft to help search for missing people since 2006, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to set aside the FAA’s order to halt its use of drones. The group argued in a five-page petition filed on Monday that the FAA’s order has no legal basis and “is unlawful, arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not otherwise in accordance with law.”

Source: Wall Street Journal

Below is the Petition for Review, filed by Attorney Brendan Schulman of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, LLP

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FAA Files Appeal Brief in Pirker Case

The FAA has filed its appeal brief in the Pirker (Huerta v. Pirker, Docket No. CP-217) matter. Further proof that it does not understand its own regulations, substantively or procedurally. It might as well have filed a blank piece of paper. It’s truly amazing that the FAA is banking on this piece of silliness to prevail on appeal. Either they lack attorneys who understand the law, or their goal to lose, again.

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FAA Bullies Volunteer Search & Rescue Drone Operator

From the article:

A Texas group that searches for missing people is fighting a Federal Aviation Administration order to stop using drones for its searches, adding a new challenge to the agency’s authority to prohibit drones in the U.S.

The group, Texas EquuSearch, has been using small drones, or unmanned aircraft, since 2006 to map search areas and conduct searches itself. In February, the FAA in an email ordered the group to stop immediately.

Texas EquuSearch last month responded with a letter to the FAA asserting the agency has no legal authority to prohibit drone use and threatening to take legal action if the agency didn’t rescind its order in 30 days.

Attorney Brendan Schulman, with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, who represents Texas EquuSearch in the matter, fired off a letter to the FAA, urging that it rescind its order to “stop immediately.”

Source: Wall Street Journal

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