Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization—”fast lanes” for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else.Read More
Month: February 2018
Today, students from Asheville have announced plans for March For Our Lives – Asheville, a student led march to take place in downtown Asheville on Saturday, March 24. The event will begin at 68 Haywood Road with student planners leading attendees on a march at 11 a.m. to Pack Square Park for an organized rally.Read More
KNOCKING AWAY A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s immigration plan, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected the president’s request to go forward with the deportation of children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
After at least two days of deliberation, the high court refused to overturn a lower-court ruling which stops Trump from repealing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – an Obama-era federal program allowing those children and young adults to legally stay in the country under certain conditions.
By denying the request for an emergency ruling, the justices likely have kept Trump from meeting next week’s deadline to begin deporting DACA recipients, whose fates now hinge on the twin lawsuits civil rights advocates filed after the president announced he would undo DACA. The high court also gave the young people a big reprieve of sorts: It could take between several months and as long as a year for the court cases to be resolved.Read More
Aleksandr Ionov, a Russian businessman working in Syria offering security and other services, said he estimated after conversations with associates in several private military organizations that more than 200 Russians might have been killed.
Mr. Ionov said not all those killed were Russian: Some of the paid fighters came from other countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. “More than 200 is the current estimate, we cannot know the exact number yet, but most of them were Russian,” he said in a telephone interview.
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- PN1167Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, vice Carlos T. Bea, retiring. (12/05/2019 legislative day)
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