Trump administration sues California over net neutrality law | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

Sep 30, 18
Trump administration sues California over net neutrality law | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

The announcement comes immediately on the heels of Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign the bill into law. | Lukas Schulze/Getty Images The Justice Department is suing California to block a recently signed law restoring net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission discarded last year, setting up a high-stakes legal bout between the Trump administration and the nation’s most populous state. The announcement comes immediately on the heels of Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign the bill into law. Brown had until midnight on Sunday to approve the measure, which was passed by the state’s legislature in August. Story Continued Below “The Justice Department should not have to spend valuable time and resources to file this suit today, but we have a duty to defend the prerogatives of the federal government and protect our Constitutional order,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement unveiling the action Sunday. “We will do so with vigor. We are confident that we will prevail in this case —because the facts are on our side.” Consumer advocacy groups touted the law as offering the strongest internet protections in the country. But the telecommunications industry argued the matter should be left to the federal government and called on Brown to veto the measure. USTelecom, which represents companies like AT&T and Verizon, on Sunday said the California measure will not “help advance the promise and potential of California’s innovation DNA,” calling on Congress to “step up with a national framework for the whole internet ecosystem and resolve this issue once and for all.” Morning Tech Technology news from W

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