How the FCC Betrayed America’s Faith in the Rule of Law

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a troubling report documenting how the White House bullied the Federal Communications Commission into issuing the “Open Internet Order.” In pressuring the FCC to classify broadband Internet as a public utility, despite the Commission’s reluctance to do so, President Obama made a mockery of federal administrative law and undermined any pretense of independence at the FCC.

The President’s intervention in the network neutrality rulemaking is disturbing not only in its flawed interpretation of communications law, but also in its contempt for public input. It is incumbent on our government to do better in following basic administrative law and affirming the autonomy of independent agencies.

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