9th Circ. Skeptical Of Stymying Calif. Net Neutrality Law

By Kelcee Griffis (September 14, 2021, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit panel expressed misgivings Tuesday about the broadband industry's push to block California from enforcing its net neutrality law, with one judge questioning whether trade groups' request for a preliminary injunction was urgent enough to take the case out of district court. 

Judge J. Clifford Wallace said that, as a rule, the Ninth Circuit likes to take cases upon final appeal, and he asked why the injunction rose to the level of an emergency for the broadband trade associations. The groups are arguing that the district court should have prevented a 2018 state law that prohibits internet service providers from...

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