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The Supreme Court ceases to fight the Obama era's neutrality rules



WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The legal battle against a 2016 bottom court ruling that Obama's neutrality provisions secured a free and open internet rules that had since been abolished by President Donald Trump's administration – came to a formal end on Monday, with the US Supreme Court decreasing to address the matter.

The Trump Administration and Internet Service Providers had asked for a lawsuit to wipe the decision of the US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit, which had temporarily preserved the net billing regulation condemned by Democratic President Barack Obama. But righteousness refused to hear complaints, and put the bottom of the court ruling in place.

The short legal confirmation noted that three of the court's conservative justice, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, would have thrown out the appeal. Chief Justice John Roberts and new Trump employee Brett Kavanaugh were both resused from the case.

The Republican Controlled Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in December after party leaders to reverse the rules adopted under Obama in 201

5 that had prevented Internet service providers from blocking or stopping traffic, or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid priority.

Obama's rules, intended to ensure equal access to content on the internet, were opposed by Trump, a Republican.

The new FCC rules came into force in June. They give Internet service providers greater power to regulate content that their customers have access to, are now subject to their own legal struggle after being challenged by many of the groups supporting network neutrality.

The Justice Department has also filed a case to block California's Network Security Act from January's entry into force.

Net Neutrality Enhancement was a benefit to vendors like Comcast Corp, AT & T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. It was against internet companies like Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc., who said the cancellation could lead to higher costs.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Further Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing Will Dunham)


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