Sam Olens Takes On The FCC

From a press release:

Attorney General Sam Olens Joins Bi-Partisan Group of Attorneys General in Opposing Regulatory Overreach by the FCC

On Monday, July 23, 2012, Attorney General Sam Olens and a bi-partisan group of state attorneys general filed an amicus brief opposing a recent order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which vastly oversteps the commission’s statutory authority. The brief was filed in support of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“This latest order by the FCC is just another example of the federal government governing by executive fiat,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “If this order stands, it will set the precedent that the FCC does not need statutory authority from Congress to impose any regulation it chooses. I reject this one-size-fits-all approach from Washington and stand with my fellow attorneys general in support of federalism.”

You can read the full brief here.


  1. Hrmm… Haven’t had a chance to read through the entire thing just yet, but I do find it interesting that Sam Olens / Georgia is supporting the appellant view here while NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) is supporting the FCC (appellee). Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

    • analogkid says:

      Bingo David. I can’t understand why anyone that supposedly supports free markets would oppose net neutrality. This is nothing more than a gift to telecom companies that are already adequately compensated by their subscribers.

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