By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 1-22-18
Opponents of the FCC’s rollback of network neutrality regulations filed a lawsuit against the move in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which they see as most sympathetic to their argument.
The D.C. Circuit is the court that upheld the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, the measure reversed by current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a Dec. 14 party-line vote.
Public Knowledge, the Open Technology Institute and 22 state attorneys general, led by New York’s Eric Schniederman, filed the petitions on Jan. 16 even though they concede the filing is premature because the decision has yet to be published in the Federal Register. If challenges to the rules are filed in more than one appeals court, as expected, there is a lottery to choose which circuit gets the case. » Read More