Victory For Internet Freedom and Property Rights: Court Rebuffs FCC on “Net Neutrality”

The Hill reports that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on today struck down the Obama administration’s net-neutrality rules. Maybe that court-packing scheme hasn’t worked out as planned.

Phil Kerpen points out that Democrats wanted the FCC to do what Congress did not authorize them to do:

FLASHBACK: Every single Senate Democrat voted NOT to stop the FCC’s illegal order to regulate the Internet –>

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 14, 2014

The House Ways and Means Committee (which has FCC jurisdiction) said in a statement:

“The court today delivered a victory for jobs and innovation. This ruling stands up for consumers and providers alike by keeping the government’s hands off the Internet,” said Upton and Walden. “In the Internet’s infancy, the commission made the right decision to leave it free from the interference of government regulators. Today’s ruling vacates the commission’s attempt to go back on this policy and to smother the Internet with rules designed for the monopoly telephone network. Just as before the commission adopted its net neutrality order, with today’s decision American consumers will continue to have access to the Internet and to the content of their choosing without the government playing the role of traffic cop.”