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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Forecast: Legal Fireworks on Net Neutrality

In the fierce fight over Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's effort to roll back the network neutrality rules, it won't be Chairman Pai or his opposition who has the final say.

News Reports Prompt Senate Request for FISA Court Info

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have asked for all the surveillance warrants the FBI asked for from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court as

Why Comcast and Verizon are suddenly clamoring to be regulated

Some of the nation's biggest Internet service providers are begging a court not to weaken the power of a major regulatory agency — the Federal Trade Commission — in a case that has implications for businesses and consumers nationwide and puts the

Canada's top court rules Google must block some results worldwide

Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country's top court ruled June 28, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.

The DOJ Wants To Take Away Online Privacy. And A Court Says Okay

Even if you didn’t commit a crime, and so no warrant has been issued (per your Fourth Amendment rights), the government can still take away your online anonymity, says a court.

Facebook, Free Expression and the Power of a Leak

[Commentary] The First Amendment protects our right to use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, the Supreme Court declared.

Twenty years after Reno v. ACLU, the long arc of internet history returns

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1996, the US Supreme Court unanimously decided Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, which found the communications decency provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional.

How 7 words unfit for TV fostered an open Internet 20 years ago today

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision and unanimously overturned congressional legislation that made it unlawful to transmit "indecent" material on the Internet if that content could be viewed by minors.

Eighth Circuit to Hear Challenges to FCC's Business Data Services Decision

Legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's business data services (BDS) reforms have been consolidated in the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

The Supreme Court Establishes A First Amendment Framework For Social Media

[Commentary] On June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States used an unlikely vehicle to expand the scope of First Amendment protection for Internet users. In Peckingham v.