Supreme Court Declines to Change 2016 Net Neutrality Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider a 2016 verdict over net neutrality, leaving the initial ruling intact. Earlier this year, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to vacate the 2016 ruling that verified the validity of the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Specifically, the Trump administration hoped the Supreme Court would find that the then-Democratic FCC had exceeded its authority or violated the First Amendment by putting net neutrality rules into effect in 2015. Those rules have since been stripped by the current Republican-led FCC. The agency voted in December 2017 to drop the rules and formally did so in June 2018. Dropping net neutrality rules was largely seen as a victory for companies that supply broadband and wireless services.
Aug 4, 2018
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to vacate a 2016 ruling that verified the validity of the Obama-era net neutrality rules. The rules have already been scuttled by the Republican-led FCC and there's no real purpose to be gained in this action.
Jun 11, 2018
American consumers are no longer protected by the net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. The rules were voted down by the Republican-led FCC in December 2017 and effectively evaporate today.
Oct 12, 2018
The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to reject a lawsuit that challenges the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules. The FCC voted in December 2017 to nix the Obama-era rules, and the change went into effect in June.
May 16, 2018
Democrats in the Senate forced a vote on net neutrality today and walked away victorious. Members of the Senate voted 52-47 to retain the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration that were later nixed by the FCC.
Aug 21, 2018
The attorneys general from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, have asked an appeals court to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules that were stricken by the FCC in June. The states also want to ensure the Trump administration cannot prevent individual states from installing their own such rules.