Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit Court

Efforts by public interest groups to get a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s new “net neutrality” rules heard somewhere other than the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit belly-flopped Thursday when the D.C. Court won the case in a random lottery.

It was a significant victory for opponents of net neutrality rules because the court has been skeptical of the FCC’s authority to enforce such rules in the past.

“The FCC stands ready to defend its open Internet order in any court of appeals,” an FCC spokesman said Thursday.

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