It looks like a group of States Attorneys General have brought a lawsuit to stop the internet giveaway by the Obama administration. Congress is either inept or uninterested from preventing this looming disaster. They are always a day late and a dollar short (no pun intended). We are in the last minutes of seeing freedom of expression and creativity on the internet dissolve down the drain. There will be no light in this tunnel.
As Written By Tony Romm for POLITICO:
Four Republican state attorneys general are suing to stop the Obama administration from transferring oversight of the internet to an international body, arguing the transition would violate the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit — filed Wednesday in a Texas federal court — threatens to throw up a new roadblock to one of the White House’s top tech priorities, just days before the scheduled Oct. 1 transfer of the internet’s address system is set to take place.
In their lawsuit, the attorneys general for Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada and Texas contend that the transition, lacking congressional approval, amounts to an illegal giveaway of U.S. government property. They also express fear that the proposed new steward of the system, a nonprofit known as ICANN, would be so unchecked that it could “effectively enable or prohibit speech on the ….
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