FCC loses Internet regulation lawsuit
The DC Circuit Court of Appeals slapped the FCC today by ruling in Comcast v. FCC that the regulatory body overstepped its legal bounds when it tried to regulate Internet management practices. This precludes Net Neutrality regulation, which is at heart regulation of how ISPs manage their networks. Judge David Tatel, Clinton appointed successor of now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote for the court that since | Read More »
Two quick hits following up with ongoing stories. First off, Google and/or Andrew McLaughlin (Deputy White House CTO formerly of Google) seem to have responded to the FOIA request for McLaughlin’s email by deleting his Buzz account. It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up, as they say. Big Government is doing such great work on this story. Next we turn from the behind-the-scenes discussions | Read More »
Down And Exceptionally Dirty.
They still don’t have the votes! If they did, they’d be holding the vote right now tonight (Saturday, as I write this). I’m going to make this a short article tonight as my editor is in another time zone, well, several time zones away. The wonders of digital communication and one of the reasons the left is having so much trouble getting away with their | Read More »
The Q nobody has asked until today: Amending Non-Existent Law In the House
Apparently the Rules committee is in Chaos over whether or not the house can vote on an amendment to non-existing law (the Senate bill). I have brought this point up a few times in comment threads, but I haven’t read any articles about what seems a very obvious point: If the Senate can’t start reconciliation until the Senate bill is law (since reconciliation must amend | Read More »
‘Deem and Pass’ watch: Brooks on the ledge, Rubin on the sidewalk.
With regard to this despairing statement by David Brooks: Deem and pass? Are you kidding me? Is this what the Revolutionary War was fought for? Is this what the boys on Normandy beach were trying to defend? Is this where we thought we would end up when Obama was speaking so beautifully in Iowa or promising to put away childish things? …I do not say | Read More »