Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

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The move is aggressive and unusual, as decisions on Trump's efforts to rescind DACA are still pending in several federal appeals courts, and the justices seldom take up cases before those judgments issue.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a net neutrality appeal that could have reduced US regulators' ability to pass future neutrality regulations and may have had an impact on ongoing challenges that aim to reinstate net neutrality rules.

The Trump administration and internet service providers had asked justices to wipe away a ruling that had temporarily preserved the Obama-era net neutrality regulations.

The administration is contesting three different district court rulings from judges in California, New York and the District of Columbia that told the administration to continue processing renewals of existing DACA applications while litigation over the legality of Trump's action is resolved. The high court doesn't typically take cases before federal appeals courts rule on them.

Before Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and friends convinced the Trump FCC to ignore the public and kill net neutrality, they attempted to dismantle the rules legally. To date, the program has shielded some 700,000 immigrants from deportation. "Todays decision is not an indication of the Courts views on the merits but simply reflects the fact that there was nothing left for the Court to rule on". The government also asked the court to review all three cases together, but it noted that it had brought them all to the Supreme Court at the same time to ensure that at least one of them would be suitable for review.

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In that case - like in the other lawsuits over this issue - challengers say that the White House acted "capriciously and arbitrarily" in ending DACA.

That leaves the conservatives with a solid five-to-four majority in the high court, elevating the chance the Trump administration could win support for its stance on DACA. "To protect this institution from being implicated in the Trump administration's electoral ploy, the Supreme Court should reject the administration's request".

"The last administration started DACA without a mandate or even an authorization from Congress or the courts; this administration can therefore end DACA at any time", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Monday.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh were both recused from deciding whether to take up the case.

Under the Supreme Court's normal procedures, the challengers in each case would have 30 days to file their briefs opposing review.

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