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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Supreme Court to consider major digital privacy case on Microsoft e-mail storage

The Supreme Court accepted a second important case on digital privacy, agreeing to hear a dispute between the federal government and Microsoft about e-mails stored overseas.

Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

On Oct 10, the Supreme Court sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media.

Supreme Court Lets Pro-Facebook Decision Stand In Battle Over Data Scraping

The Supreme Court on Oct 10 refused to review a ruling that Power Ventures, a defunct aggregation service, violated a federal hacking law by scraping Facebook's site.

Supreme Court asks Justice Department for views in Apple antitrust case

The US Supreme Court asked the Trump administration for its views on whether to hear Apple’s bid to avoid a class-action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of inflating consumer prices by charging illegally high commissions on iPhone software sales t

Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business D

Supreme Court says live streaming would “adversely affect” oral arguments

The Supreme Court is setting aside a request to live stream its oral arguments. The attorney for Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. told members of Congress that live streaming even the audio portion of its oral arguments might impact the outcome.

European Union courts to hear case that could hobble Facebook

The European Union courts will hear a case with a massive impact on Facebook and other American internet service companies.

ISPs want Supreme Court to kill Title II net neutrality rules now and forever

Broadband industry lobby groups have appealed to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to kill the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules.

AT&T asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn net neutrality rules

AT&T is trying to take the fight over the Obama-era net neutrality rules to the US Supreme Court.

Public Knowledge Calls for Court to Protect Rights to Access the Law

Public Knowledge filed an amicus curiae brief in the case ASTM v. Public Resource. The case concerns Public Resource’s copying of model building codes and educational testing codes, which had been enacted into federal law and regulations.