THE HILL – Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he would sue to block the end of net neutrality rules, becoming the latest state attorney general to announce a challenge to the repeal.
His announcement comes shortly after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, voted Thursday to roll back the Obama-era rules in a 3-2 vote down party lines.
Ferguson positioned his suit as an attempt to thwart the Trump administration’s moves to roll back regulations across the government.
“We are the 5-0 against the Trump Administration because they often fail to follow the law when taking executive action,” he said in a statement.
“Allowing internet service providers to discriminate based on content undermines a free and open internet. Today’s action will seriously harm consumers, innovation and small businesses,” he continued.
Ferguson will join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who also on Thursday announced his intention to sue in an attempt to preserve net neutrality rules.
The Trump administration can’t even sneeze without Washington State or New York suing over something. And I’m quite sure there’s an activist judge just waiting to rule against the Trump administration on this issue. And then it will make its way up the judicial latter to the Supreme Court and they will rule in Trump’s favor.
Wash, rinse, repeat.
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