Could Capitol Hill Actually Be Getting Tired of Executive Order Bully?

Politico: An Appeals Court Strikes Down Obama’s “Net Neutrality” Rules As Executive Overreach by John Hawkins (Jan. 15, 2015)

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“Yesterday’s oral arguments on the recess-appointment issue demonstrated that the Supreme Court may be ready to pull the reins sharply on the Obama administration’s exercise of power. Today, the DC Court of Appeals did the same thing. In a unanimous decision (with some dissent on the justification), the court invalidated the Net Neutrality rules imposed by the FCC when Congress refused to approve them:

By classifying Internet access as an “information service” as opposed to a “telecommunications service” – which is the classification used for traditional telephone companies – the FCC cannot impose its “anti-discrimination” and “anti-blocking” rules on Internet providers, the court said.

“Given that the Commission has chosen to classify broadband providers in a manner that exempts them from treatment as common carriers, the Communications Act expressly prohibits the Commission from nonetheless regulating them as such.”

The decision is blow to President Obama, who made net neutrality a campaign pledge in 2008, and erases one of the central accomplishments of former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who pushed the “Open Internet” order.”


It seems the Supreme Court can actually make decisions once in awhile!

~ Uriel

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10 Responses to Could Capitol Hill Actually Be Getting Tired of Executive Order Bully?

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Don’t count on it.

  2. Kathy says:

    Good for the Supremes, at least for now, but O will try again. No doubt his team is already looking for a back door in.

  3. CW says:

    You know it’s bad when even the DC court goes against Obama, since it’s my understanding that he has weighted this court with leftist judges. I guess the Liar-in-Chief’s next move will be to re-classify internet access as a telecommunications service and viola! Takeover accomplished.

  4. Just Gene says:

    By classifying Internet access as an “information service” as opposed to a “telecommunications service” – It’s neither – it’s a tax, therefore………….

  5. Clyde says:

    This comes from Politico. About as trustworthy as Brian Williams.

  6. upaces88 says:

    I had already drafted a letter to all the major Internet providers I know of:
    Time Warner

    Verizon stopped him twice in the past few years. I am waiting to see what they are going to do now.

    I will be getting the letters off within a day or two.

  7. tannngl says:

    That’s good news. We wait and see what happens next!
    Thanks for the info, Uriel!

  8. upaces88 says:

    4 State governors’ executive orders; 5 Presidential proclamation; 6 See also … There is no constitutional provision nor statute that explicitly permits executive orders. ….. “House Authorizes Lawsuit Against President Obama”

  9. Uriel says:

    True Clyde but I checked other places as well. This one Just said it a it better (and shorter than me. Like you guys, I put more emphasis on the Maybe since we all know these guys are good at snaking their way past roadblocks.