//  12/15/17  //  Latest Developments

As predicted, the FCC voted yesterday to reverse its 2015 net neutrality rules—and to thereby abandon a policy position that it had held since at least the 1960s. Chairman Pai, and Commissioners O’Rielly and Carr voted to approve the Order. Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel dissented.

I’ll have more to say on yesterday's vote, including comments on some dimensions of the coming legal challenges. After all, this vote is only the beginning, as this explainer on the process for challenging the FCC’s order details.


The Fight for Contraceptive Coverage Rages in the Time of COVID-19

5/6/20  //  Commentary

Even the Supreme Court has been required to take unprecedented steps by closing the building, postponing argument dates, and converting to telephonic hearings. Those impacts should be reflected in all aspects of the Court’s work, including the decisions it renders for the remainder of this term.

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Are There Five Textualists on the Supreme Court? If So, They’ll Rule for Transgender Workers.

5/6/20  //  Commentary

The Title VII cases before the Court present a fundamental question: are there really five textualists on the Court? We’ll find out soon.

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With Passage of COVID-19 Relief Package, Vigorous Congressional Oversight Will Be Key

4/7/20  //  Commentary

By Brianne Gorod and Becca Damante: Congress’s $2 trillion relief legislation is the largest aid package in modern American history. That’s a lot of discretion to give to an Administration in which self-dealing and corruption are disturbingly common. There is thus an urgent need for vigorous congressional oversight.

Brianne J. Gorod

Constitutional Accountability Center