The net neutrality lawsuits are coming. Here’s what they’re likely to say.

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The ink isn't dry yet on the federal government's decision to repeal its network neutrality rules, and yet many are already gearing up for what they say is an inevitable legal battle (once again) over the future of the Web. Because of the potentially far-reaching consequences of the vote, consumer groups and some state attorneys general have vowed to sue the FCC to overturn its decision. The first suits could be filed in mid-January, according to some analysts. Opponents of the FCC are expected to make two broad categories of arguments. One thrust is likely to target the FCC's legal reasoning for undoing the net neutrality rules, and the other will concentrate on the decision-making process that led to the vote, which some critics claim had been “corrupted.”


The net neutrality lawsuits are coming. Here’s what they’re likely to say.