"California should focus on ensuring that its [attorney general] can deploy that existing authority effectively, rather than wasting everyone's time on a lawsuit the state is sure to lose", Szóka said.
California is celebrating the passing of what are considered to be the toughest net neutrality regulations in the land, even more so than the original net neutrality rules that the FCC reversed earlier this year, but they may not stand up in court. California's net neutrality law prohibits this sort of thing. Attorney Jeff Sessions said in a statement, "under the Constitution, states do not regulate interstate commerce-the federal government does".
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a state-wide net neutrality bill into law on Sunday, only to be slapped with a Department of Justice lawsuit hours later. "As the Trump Administration continues to unravel numerous critical health care protections and services for women, legislation such as this is urgently needed to make sure that Californians are able to access the full range of reproductive care regardless of where they may live".
It prohibits internet providers from blocking or slowing data based on content or from favoring websites or video streams from companies that pay extra.
Meanwhile, the law takes effect on January 1st, and supporters of the bill in California cheered as news of its passage was disseminated. The new rules went into effect in June.
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The 34-year-old actress also expressed concern over the lawyers who can do anything for money. Dutta hasn't explicitly named Vivek Agnihotri in the interview.
Senator Scott Wiener, who wrote SB 822, said the suit showed the Trump administration believes no one is allowed to protect the open internet. They say it's unrealistic to expect them to comply with internet regulations that differ from state to state.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit appeared to rule on the preemption issue last month, when it held that the FCC's change of heart on net neutrality prevented Minnesota officials from regulating voice-over-IP services in the state.
"We are confident that we will prevail in this case - because the facts are on our side", Sessions said. When all is said and done, Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T are going to wish they'd never picked a fight with Internet over net neutrality.
"Access to reproductive health services, including abortion, is a long-protected right in California", he noted in his veto message. Consequently, numerous other 25-odd states mulling over passing their own net-neutrality laws are undoubtedly going to keep tabs on the outcome of this trial, making this crucial to the fate of net-neutrality in the U.S.
"We've been down this road before: when Trump and Sessions sued Calif. and claimed we lacked the power to protect immigrants".