Supreme Court rejects industry challenge of 2015 net neutrality rules

Supreme Court rejects industry challenge of 2015 net neutrality rules

In conjunction with the Trump administration, USTelecom requested that the ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit be overturned on the basis that the Federal Communications Commission has no congressional authority to impose common-carrier obligations on broadband internet access service, The Hill said. The administration wants a ruling on the issue this term. "But today the Supreme Court refused to do so", Rosenworcel tweeted.

The notice also noted that: "Chief Justice and Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of these petitions".

The action Monday was the first on a gun rights issue since conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appointed by President Donald Trump, joined the court last month.

Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog explained that Kavanaugh was "expected to recuse himself from voting on the petitions because he had participated in the cases while on the D.C. Circuit, and he did. There was absolutely no reason for the Supreme Court to take this case, and today's denial puts to bed the chances of upending the correct appellate-court decisions".

The Trump administration overturned net neutrality regulations past year.

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He said Free Press plans to file a final brief in a new appeal challenging the FCC rollback of the rules under Chairman Pai.

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal to the 2016 ruling.

As a result, the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit stands.

The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in December along party lines to reverse the rules adopted under Obama in 2015 that had barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic, or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid prioritization. After the repeal was finalized earlier this year, the FCC and the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to declare the prior decision "moot" and scrap it. They give internet service providers greater power to regulate the content that customers access, are now the subject of a separate legal fight after being challenged by numerous groups that backed net neutrality.

She added, "Let's call this interesting". The Pai-led FCC is defending its net neutrality repeal against a lawsuit filed by dozens of litigants, including 22 state attorneys general, consumer advocacy groups, and tech companies.

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