CTIA-The Wireless Association v. Federal Communications Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on November 5, 2018

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17-501 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the respondents in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Communications Commission unlawfully reclassified broadband internet-access service as a “telecommunications service” under 47 U.S.C. § 153; and (2) whether the FCC unlawfully reclassified mobile broadband internet-access service as a “commercial mobile service” under 47 U.S.C. § 332.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 10 2017Application (17A54) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 30, 2017 to September 28, 2017, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 20 2017Application (17A54) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 28, 2017.
Sep 28 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 2, 2017)
Oct 12 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondents, United States Telecom Association, CenturyLink, Inc.VIDED
Oct 13 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenors, Free Press, Open Technology Institute-New America, and Public Knowledge.(VIDED)
Oct 13 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenor, Cogent Communications, Inc.(VIDED)
Oct 14 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenor, Center for Democracy & Technology VIDED
Oct 16 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, CTIA-The Wireless Association, et al.
Oct 19 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenor, Akamai Technologies, Inc.VIDED
Oct 23 2017Waiver of right of respondent NCTA - The Internet and Television Association to respond filed. VIDED
Oct 24 2017Waiver of right of respondent United States Telecom Association, CenturyLink, Inc. to respond filed.
Oct 24 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenor, Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee VIDED
Oct 25 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 4, 2017, for all respondents.
Oct 30 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent, NCTA - The Internet and Television Association. VIDED
Nov 01 2017Blanket Consent filed by respondent-intervenors, COMPTEL (d/b/a INCOMPAS), et al. VIDED
Nov 02 2017Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed. VIDED.
Nov 02 2017Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc., et al. filed. VIDED.
Nov 22 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 4, 2017 to January 3, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 27 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 3, 2018, for all respondents.
Dec 18 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 3, 2018 to February 2, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 19 2017Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 2, 2018, for all respondents.
Jan 19 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 2, 2018 to March 5, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 5, 2018, for all respondents.
Mar 02 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 5, 2018 to April 4, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 05 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 4, 2018, for all respondents.
Mar 30 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 4, 2018 to May 4, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 02 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 4, 2018, for all respondents
Apr 27 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 4, 2018 to June 4, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 30 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including June 4, 2018, for all respondents.
May 30 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 15, 2018, for all respondents.
May 30 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 4, 2018 to August 15, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 02 2018Brief of Federal Respondents filed. VIDED.
Aug 07 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 15, 2018 to September 14, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 09 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 14, 2018, for all respondents.
Sep 14 2018Brief of respondent Free Press in opposition filed. VIDED.
Sep 14 2018Brief of respondents Public Knowledge, et al. in opposition filed. VIDED.
Oct 03 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/26/2018.
Oct 03 2018Reply of petitioners CTIA-The Wireless Association, et al. filed. VIDED. (Distributed)
Oct 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/2/2018.
Nov 05 2018Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would grant the petition, vacate the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and remand to that court with instructions to dismiss the case as moot. See United States v. Munsingwear, Inc., 340 U. S. 36 (1950). The Chief Justice and Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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