A months-long court battle challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to rewrite U.S. law has been brought to an end by federal judges. Unfortunately for consumers, the government courts sided with government lawyers.
On June 14, federal judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of FCC, determining—in agreement with government lawyers—the regulatory agency possesses the legal authority to rewrite federal law using the Telecommunications Act of 1934 to regulate internet services in the same manner a power company is regulated.
These regulations, using laws from the 1930s to address issues in 2016, put unelected government regulators between consumers and service providers, in stark contrast to FCC’s stated goal of “supporting the nation’s economy by ensuring an appropriate competitive framework for the unfolding of the communications revolution.”
Treating the internet as though it is an electric company or a...
After local lawmakers voted to allow peer-to-peer transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to operate in Miami-Dade County, Florida, taxicab company owners filed a lawsuit against the county government, demanding $1 billion in taxpayer money as compensation.
The lawsuit, filed in May, claims county commissioners are responsible for protecting the value of taxicab licenses purchased by taxi companies.
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Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy at the James Madison...
This is huge news - but it is hardly surprising.
Google - President Barack Obama’s biggest crony in a sea full of armadas full of legions of Obama cronies - has been cozying up to the woman Obama just endorsed to succeed him: Hillary Clinton.
And by “cozying up” - we mean warping their search results to hide Clinton’s decades of scandals and scandalous behavior.
Last year, Wired magazine warned us about the election-manipulating power of Google:
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