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Supreme Court Won't Consider Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules 11/06/2018

08 November 2018

Numerous young people have become fully integrated into their communities.

While the Trump-era FCC has since repealed net neutrality, companies such as AT&T and Verizon brought the appeals court ruling to the Supreme Court along with six other cases, all in the hopes of officially removing the court's decision supporting net neutrality. Other challenges to DACA repeal efforts are now before appeals courts in NY and Washington, D.C. After each of those cases resulted in nationwide orders against the Administration, the government filed appeals in three separate appeals courts.

There was no initial timetable from the justices on when they would decide whether to grant the Trump administration's latest petition.

"Today's decision is not an indication of the Court's views on the merits but simply reflects the fact that there was nothing left for the Court to rule on", the Internet and Television Association said.

The new FCC position took effect in June.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the broadband industry's challenge of Obama-era net neutrality rules.

"The administration's repeated and unjustified efforts to subject Dreamers to deportation are nothing but cruel, and there is no justification for circumventing appellate court review", Tom Jawetz, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for America Progress Action Fund, said in a statement following the filing. In one of the briefs (all of which were signed by U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco), the government told the justices that the 9th Circuit heard oral argument in the case on May 15 but has not yet issued its decision.

The Supreme Court decided on Monday that it will not consider a series of challenges from telecom companies to Obama-era net neutrality rules created to bar internet service providers from manipulating loading speeds for specific websites or apps.

Additional challenges to DACA are winding their way through appeals courts in NY and the District of Columbia following district court rulings against Trump's plan to end the program. The trial judge refused to rule on that challenge, concluding that the states had waited too long to challenge the original DACA program.

So what was the telecom industry and its BFFs in the Trump administration trying to do? Those are the orders that the Administration has now asked the Justices to overturn. The D.C. Circuit upheld the regulations, prompting industry groups to escalate the case to the Supreme Court.

Beer enthusiast Kavanaugh was on the DC Court of Appeals that decided the case and back then he dissented and argued that the requirement to not block content violated ISPs' First Amendment rights - and so recused himself from the Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court Won't Consider Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules 11/06/2018