Trump admin claims Calif. net neutrality law causes “irreparable harm” to US

A night-time view of the California State Capitol building in Sacramento.

Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. (credit: Getty Images | joe chan photography)

California's net neutrality law is slated to take effect on January 1, 2019 unless the US government convinces a federal court to halt the law's implementation.

As we reported yesterday, the Department of Justice sued the state of California shortly after Governor Jerry Brown signed net neutrality legislation into law. The Trump administration claims the California law is preempted by the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules.

The government lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Eastern District of California seeks a preliminary injunction that would stop implementation of the law pending the outcome of the case.

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