DC Circ. Pauses FCC's New Inmate Call Rates

Law360, New York (November 3, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday paused the Federal Communications Commission's new inmate calling rates, following a challenge by a call service company that argued it would be harmed if there wasn't a stay on the agency's latest rate cap order.

In a brief per curium order, a three-judge panel granted Securus Technologies Inc.'s motion for a stay of the commission's August order pending the circuit court's review. Securus, similar to other companies and states challenging inmate calling rates in related cases, had contended that latest rates —  like previous ones — exceed the FCC's authority and were not low enough to...

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