In TEGNA Matter, ALJ Proceeding Unlike a Judicial Review


Standard General on Tuesday sued the FCC, as it seeks the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s intervention in keeping its TEGNA privatization effort from disintegrating — or, months from now, getting a denial or approval decision from the Presiding Judge asked to review the acquisition under the leadership of a Commission Administrative Law Judge.

To be clear, the ALJ proceeding is wholly different from judicial review. As one veteran D.C. communications attorney explains, “The Judge has not been asked to reach any conclusions at all.”


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