Appeals Court Won’t Reconsider Net Neutrality

The decision means the rules favored by consumer groups but despised by telecom companies will remain in place for now. But the Trump administration has already signaled that it intends to scrap the Obama-era policy.

Court Turns Down Auction Stay Request

A federal court says no to Free Access & Broadcast Telemedia’s attempt to hold up the start of the incentive auction until its case for LPTV participation is resolved.

LPTVs Ask Appeals Court To Delay Auction

LPTV groups say the FCC should postpone the start of its spectrum auction until their challenges of the commission’s denial of their participation are settled.

Court Rules For CBS In Janet Jackson Case

A three-judge panel from 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia today ruled that the FCC improperly assessed a $550,000 fine against the network for the so-called “wardrobe malfunction” that lasted just over half a second during the 2004 Super Bowl.

Filming Police Protected By 1st Amendment

The right to film police in the performance of their public duties in a public space is a “basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment,” a federal appellate court held last week, marking a major victory in a time when arrests for such activities have been on the rise.