The recusal from a vote by a new member of the FCC “[…] raises the question of whether commissioners should be chosen from industries they would have to regulate. ‘It’s been a tension forever … you want people with expertise, but where do you get expertise? Often in the industry that’s being regulated,’ said G. Calvin MacKenzie, a government professor at Colby College in Maine, and author of the 2002 book “Scandal Proof: Do Ethics Laws Make Government Ethical?”‘