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Re: changes in classification of cable internet service
- From: William Allen Simpson
- Date: Sat Mar 16 13:30:49 2002
Steve Sobol wrote:
> any comments on this WRT Tauzin-Dingleberry?
Yes. This affects only cable, but as the news article notes, next up is
This was a response to the possibility that Tauzin-Dingell might not
pass the Senate. It's a nasty end-around the normal legal process.
Just another example of the Administration turning to despotism in its
fight with Congress.
Congress can overturn the "rule", but like everything else, that
requires a vote. Since there is probably enough support in leadership
to block the vote, this will probably be let stand by Congress.
(Remember, the Republican leadership blocked having a vote on
Campaign Finance Reform, and the supporters had to sign a "discharge
petition" showing they had a majority of votes to pass it. That's
really rare, and it took 6 months.)
The only thing left will be the courts.
William Allen Simpson
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