(NATIONALJOURNAL) — A federal court on Tuesday overturned the Federal Communications Commission's network-neutrality regulations, dealing a blow to the Obama administration's effort to ensure the openness of the Internet.
The rules were a campaign promise from Obama in 2008 and were the signature achievement of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, who stepped down last year.
But the three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Verizon's lawsuit, saying the FCC acted outside its authority by enacting the rules.
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