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Global TelLink v. FCC, et al
July 31, 2017
A group of nonprofit intervenors urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to rethink its decision refusing a Federal Communications Commission move during the Obama administration to place a limit on certain inmate calling costs, saying the decision contradicts so-called Chevron principles as well as decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 26, 2017
The focus for telecommunications so far this year has mostly been on the newly Republican-led Federal Communications Commission and not courtroom drama, but courts have also already made decisions related to net neutrality and the limits of FCC authority. Here are the top telecom cases so far in 2017.
June 13, 2017
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday refused a Federal Communications Commission move during the Obama administration to place a limit on certain inmate calling costs, agreeing with the FCC's new Republican chairman that the FCC doesn't have the authority to cap in-state rates.
February 06, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission, in a fight over the Obama-era agency’s attempt to set inmate calling rate caps, refused at the D.C. Circuit Monday to defend the move in full even as an advocate for inmates and their families assured the court of the FCC’s authority and the need for action.
January 31, 2017
Republicans newly at the helm of the Federal Communications Commission told the D.C. Circuit Tuesday that the commission will not defend two aspects of an attempt to cap inmate calling rates by the previous FCC in court next week, backing off from capping intrastate rates.
October 14, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission fired back Thursday at a push to stay new inmate calling rates, telling the D.C. Circuit that the companies and states trying to hold off the rules while on appeal ignore the harms of exorbitant rates.
August 02, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission is hoping a vote Thursday to raise rate limits on inmate calling services will weaken a legal challenge filed by providers shortly after their 2015 approval, but success remains uncertain given lingering questions surrounding the agency's authority and unwillingness to limit pay-to-play payments to facilities.
August 01, 2016
Nine states on Friday blasted the Federal Communications Commission's request for the D.C. Circuit to hold on to a row over its mandated limits on rates for inmate calls, arguing that a pending vote on the rate caps won't change their inherent illegality.
July 20, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission asked the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to hold on to a row over its mandated rates for inmate calls, as the agency could lift the rate caps that states and call services companies have challenged.
July 08, 2016
The third time was the charm for the Federal Communications Commission in the D.C. Circuit's review of its net neutrality rules, and experts said the decision will almost certainly be the most important telecom legal development in 2016. Here, Law360 looks back at net neutrality and other key cases so far this year in telecommunications.