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  Trump’s Supreme Court pick: ISPs have 1st Amendment right to block websites
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AuthorJon Brodkin
News DateTuesday, July 10, 2018 04:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Trump's Supreme Court nominee argued last year that net neutrality rules violate the First Amendment rights of Internet service providers by preventing them from "exercising editorial control" over Internet content.

Six judges voted to deny the industry's petition for a rehearing, while Kavanaugh was among two dissenting judges. Kavanaugh's dissent said that "The net neutrality rule is unlawful and must be vacated."

Consumers generally expect ISPs to deliver Internet content in un-altered form. But Kavanaugh argued that ISPs are like cable TV operators—since cable TV companies can choose not to carry certain channels, Internet providers should be able to choose not to allow access to a certain website, he wrote.
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