In response to repeal of the Obamanet by the new FCC, Democratic Attorneys General and other opponents of freedom sued FCC and the United States of America. I filed an intervention, siding with FCC and the United States of America.
In the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
MOZILLA CORPORATION, ET AL., Petitioners,
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
On Petition for Review of an Order of the Federal Communications Commission
BRIEF OF LEONID GOLDSTEIN AS AN INTERVENOR IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS
From my brief, filed on October 18, 2018:
There is a story about 100 German professors in the early 1930s who published a joint article that objected Einstein’s general theory of relativity. When Einstein learned of this, he commented that to refute his theory, one scientist would be enough. Similarly, if RIF, ordered by FCC of Ajit Pai, were against the law or public interest, or deserved to be invalidated for any other reason, a couple of petitioners and amici curiae would suffice.
Instead, opponents of RIF mobilized an army of Petitioners. This army is being headed by Democratic State Attorneys General and is brandishing all the powers their offices acquired over the last decade. It comprises of state and city governors that are all or nearly all Democrats. The Petitioners are supported by hordes of Intervenors and Amici Curiae, including Democratic Congresspersons, the Internet Association formed by humongous corporations, and leftist organizations of different degrees of radicalism.
Download The Full Brief supporting Obamanet Repeal because of the First Amendment (<2,000 words)