Net neutrality died a horrendous demise in 2017, yet things have quite recently convoluted: California’s landmark net neutrality law — raised in 2018 however quickly blocked by lawsuits from Trump’s Department of Justice and the telecom industry — can at long last be implemented.
That is the verdict from Judge John Mendez today, who declined to allow the telecom industry the preliminary injunction it had mentioned. The case probably won’t be finished, however the law can become effective — and the appointed authority doesn’t think the telecom industry is probably going to win.
As per MLEx columnist Mike Swift and The Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner, every one of whom had been following the decision live, Judge Mendez trusts it ought to be dependent upon Congress to say whether net neutrality should exist.
The DOJ dropped its own lawsuit challenging the California law recently, so the telecom industry’s conceivable preliminary injunction was the last thing standing in the way — for now.
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