Federal Communications Commission

Battle over FCC net neutrality rules may redefine free speech

The Federal Communications Commission's defense of its rules regulating Internet services in court has a free speech element that could have wide implications for how the Internet should function and for consumers' access to online content.tmpplchld The FCC faces a challenge to its authority to make the net neutrality rules. But both sides in the case are also citing First Amendment rights to free speech.tmpplchld David Post, a retired Temple University law professor and a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said the disagreement hinges on whether the net neutrality rules deprive Internet service providers of First Amendment rights to "editorial...