February 20, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Arlington v. FCC that courts must apply the Chevron framework to an agency's interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the scope of the agency's jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC 332(c)(7) of the Federal Communications Act (FCA), sta... ...[read more]
January 19, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 19, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether exemption 7(c) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applies to corporations in FCC v. AT&T. Exemption 7(c) allows for an agency to withhold information in response to a FOIA request if the agency reasonably believes ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday pertaining to jurisdiction. The first, Arlington v. FCC, addresses whether Chevron USA v. NRDC allows a federal agency to determine its own jurisdiction. The provision at issue, 47 USC 332(c)(7) of the Federal Communications... ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld a federal rule requiring mobile-data providers to offer roaming agreements to other providers on "commercially reasonable" terms. In April 2011 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the data roaming rule, ...[read more]
July 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The National Association of Broadcasters on Tuesday filed an emergency motion with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging a new regulation that is expected to go into effect in August. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the new rule in April ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Friday denied certiorari in a case dealing with media ownership regulations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In National Association of Broadcasters v. FCC the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last year that the FCC must revise its current ...[read more]

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