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December 14, 2017 Press Release for ACLU PHOENIX
–Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery has decided not to
challenge the most recent ruling upholding Arizona’s Medical Marijuana
Act, as the deadline of December 11 to seek review by the United States
Supreme Court has passed. In 2016, the Arizona Court of Appeals found in
favor of a Sun City medical marijuana dispensary, ruling that federal
law prohibiting marijuana does not void Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act
and that the county and state should therefore allow the dispensary to
continue operating. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of
Arizona represented the White Mountain Health Center on this issue of
Emma Andersson, the ACLU’s lead attorney on White Mountain Medical Center v. Maricopa County and staff attorney with the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project, had this response: “From
the beginning, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery was clear
about his intentions with this case…
December 14, 2017 ACLU Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted today to implement Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to end net neutrality.
neutrality prevents internet service providers from prioritizing data
for businesses and other organizations that they favor or that pay more.
The rules keep the internet open, free, and unrestricted, preventing
ISPs from becoming gatekeepers that can control and manipulate what
people access on the internet.
Jay Stanley, American Civil Liberties Union senior policy analyst, said:
the end of the dial-up era, the FCC has enforced network neutrality
principles and helped create the internet as we know it. Today’s
misguided FCC action represents a radical departure that risks erosion
of the biggest free speech platform the world has ever known.
loss means that telecommunications companies will start intruding more
on how people use the internet. Internet service providers will become
much more ag…
SEATTLE — Attorney
General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on today's
Federal Communications Commission vote to repeal net neutrality.
"Yesterday I sent a letter to the FCC asking them to delay their vote gutting net neutrality. Unfortunately, they did not.
"Today, I am announcing my intention to file a legal challenge to the
FCC’s decision to roll back net neutrality, along with attorneys
general across the country.
"We are 5-0 against the Trump Administration because they often fail
to follow the law when taking executive action. There is a strong legal
argument that with this action, the federal government violated the
Administrative Procedure Act — again.
"We will be filing a petition for review in the coming days.
"Allowing internet service providers to discriminate based on content
undermines a free and open internet. Today’s action will seriously harm
consumers, innovation and small businesses.