Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC was hired to brief the First Circuit, on behalf of amicus curiae, on important issues of federal preemption under the Federal Aviation Authorization Administration Act (FAAAA). In its published decision, the First Circuit accepted the position advocated by Spotswood attorneys. In the Supreme Court, Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury LLC again filed a brief on behalf of amici curiae, which included the Air Transport Association, the principal airline trade association in the United States. The Supreme Court affirmed the First Circuit’s decision, using FAAAA preemption to free motor and air carriers from a patchwork of state regulations, as Congress intended.
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