In December 2015, the FAA introduced a hurriedly conceived, small-unmanned aircraft system (UAS) registration rule ahead of an expected Christmas surge in drone sales. Since then, more than 820,000 recreational and commercial owners have registered their drones. But Congress never incorporated the registration requirement into legislation, and the inevitable happened. On May 18, in a lawsuit brought by model-aircraft hobbyist John Taylor, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ...


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