Net Neutrality Appeals Moved Back to D.C. Circuit


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has transferred the appeal of the FCC’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order to the District of Columbia Circuit after an earlier judicial lottery had placed the case in the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, CA.  The Restoring Internet Freedom Order overturned the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order that had invoked Title II jurisdiction over broadband Internet access service and imposed various net neutrality policies on service providers.  The various dozens of attorneys general, companies, and organizations that filed petitions for review of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order had asked the Ninth Circuit to transfer the consolidated cases to the D.C. Circuit in the interest of continuity based on convenience of the parties and because the D.C. Circuit has considered similar issues in related proceedings.

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