Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of DC Circuit Decision Upholding Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Net Neutrality Appeals After Year DelayMore

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Net Neutrality Appeals After Year DelayMore

In the meantime Trump has been able to add another conservative justice to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, who was approved in early October. These rules treated high-speed internet access as a utility, much like phone service.

The decision [PDF] removes one piece of a jigsaw of legal cases working their way through the law courts that challenge both the 2015 rules - introduced during the Obama Administration under FCC chair Tom Wheeler - and the more recent 2018 rules - introduced during the Trump Administration by FCC chair Ajit Pai.

"USTelecom will continue to support that order from challenges in Washington, D.C. and state capitals", the trade group said.

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"The Supreme Court made the right decision in declining to hear the challenge against the 2016 DC Circuit Court ruling that upheld strong FCC net neutrality rules".

Tonight, the federal government went back to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to step in before three different courts of appeals can rule in the dispute over DACA.

The Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear a closely watched case over the future of the internet - rejecting a petition by telecom industry groups to consider net neutrality, or the principle that internet providers should treat all online content equally. "The Department of Justice should not have been forced to make this filing today-the Ninth Circuit should have acted expeditiously, just as the Supreme Court expected them to do-but we will not hesitate to defend the Constitutional system of checks and balances vigorously and resolutely".

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The FCC voted 3-2 in December along party lines to reverse the rules adopted under Obama that had barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid prioritization. They know their repeal of net neutrality was so filled with procedural missteps and outright fraud that they're anxious it will be overturned by next year's net neutrality lawsuits, opening arguments for which begin in February.

The Trump administration overturned net neutrality regulations previous year.

"The district court's order requires the government to indefinitely tolerate - and, indeed, affirmative sanction - an ongoing violation of federal law being committed by almost 700,000 aliens pursuant to the DACA policy", the agency said. It was opposed by internet companies like Facebook Inc, Inc and Alphabet Inc, which have said the repeal could lead to higher costs.

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