Tech Policy Podcast

#26: Scalia & Net Neutrality: Law and Politics

February 19, 2016

Justice Scalia’s death sparked a flurry of speculation about who will replace him. Sri Srinivasan tops most lists of potential successors. But he's also one of three appellate judges set to rule on the FCC’s Internet regulations. How might that decision affect his nomination, and the president’s decision about whether to pick him? Might the intersection of the looming court decision and his nomination make “net neutrality” a major election issue? And does Scalia’s death change how the courts might rule on the FCC’s reclassification of broadband under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act? See our op-ed in Real Clear Technology for more.

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