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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

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.

AT&T Throttling Case Back in Court

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a Federal Trade Commission throttling case against AT&T that has major implications for the agency’s reach over telecommunications companies.

Court reveals another overseas-data fight between Google and federal government

Google came up on the losing end of a previously-undisclosed third showdown with the federal government over demands for data stored overseas, a federal court in Washington has revealed.

Can you be prosecuted for repeated unwanted emails to government offices or officials?

Can calling government offices or officials to insult them — especially after being told to stop — be punished the way that calling a private individual to insult them might be?