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Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.
Dixie-Net Communications, Inc. v. Bellsouth Telecommunications, Inc.
Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2013
Issue: (1) Whether, when interpreting Interconnection Agreements issued
pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996,
state agencies that interpret those agreements are entitled
to deference on pure matters of law; (2) to resolve a split in the circuits, whether the Telecommunications
Act of 1996 authorizes federal courts
jurisdiction to evaluate the Mississippi Public Service
Commission’s interpretation of a negotiated interconnection
agreement or simply to evaluate whether the
interconnection agreement complies with the substantive
requirements of the Act; and (3) whether the Telecommunication Act of 1996 preempts the
Mississippi legislature’s right to determine the deference
given to the Mississippi Public Service Commission
through its enabling act.