Net Neutrality in Court: What's Next?

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When

August 2, 2016

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Where

George Washington University, Marvin Center

800 21st St NW

Washington, D.C. 20052

In June, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order (OIO), giving the agency broad authority to regulate broadband service by reclassifying it under Title II. But this is only the next step in what will likely be a long legal process to challenge the OIO. While the Open Technology Institute intervened in the D.C. Circuit case on behalf of the FCC, TechFreedom intervened on behalf of the petitioners and plans to continue to challenge the Net Neutrality ruling in court.

Join TechFreedom, George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and the Open Technology Institute on August 2 for a panel discussion of the case in D.C. and by livestream. Why did the court rule the way it did? What did the dissent say? What are the arguments on appeal, and how likely are the D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court to strike down the Order? How long will this all take, and what does it mean for the future of the Internet?

Join the conversation online by viewing the livstream here.

Participants:

Gus Hurwitz 
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law
@Gus Horwitz

Hal Singer 
Senior Fellow, GWIPP; Principal, Economists Inc. 
@halsinger 

Sarah Morris 
Senior Counsel and Director of Open Internet Policy, Open Technology Institute 
@sarmorris 

Kevin Russell 
Partner, Goldstein & Russell, P.C. 

Berin Szóka 
President, TechFreedom 
@BerinSzoka 

Moderator:

Maggie Reardon 
Senior Writer, CNET 
@maggie_reardon