March 1, 2015

Even before the Federal Communications Commission released the text of its just-voted decision to pre-empt state laws limiting municipal broadband expansion in Tennessee and North Carolina, a pair of Republican legislators introduced legislation to pre-empt that pre-emption. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have introduced draft legislation …

October 21, 2014

The Washington Post October 15, 2014 by Christopher Ingraham The Post’s Sari Horwitz reports that Obama intends to nominate Vanita Gupta, currently director of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, to lead the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Gupta also currently leads the ACLU’s National Campaign to End Mass Incarceration. Horwitz writes: …

July 18, 2014

Broadcasting & Cable.com By: John Eggerton A bill that would block any funding to an FCC effort to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband was offered on the House floor late Tuesday as an amendment to H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. A roll call vote on …