The use of unmanned drones has come under greater scrutiny, prompting some states to consider drafting laws to prohibit their use domestically. In an article in “The Christian Science Monitor,” Professor Thomas McDonnell commented on the legality of these efforts.
“This lawmaking at the state and local level is symbolic at best, because the FAA regulates airspace, and no matter what these localities choose to do the federal law supersedes local laws,” he is quoted as saying.
To read the full article, click here. Prof. McDonnell, an expert on national security issues, has been researching the expanded use of drones by the American government. To read his latest journal article on the topic, click here.