Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should treat all content, websites and applications the same, and it’s under threat.
Net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should treat all content, websites and applications the same, without preferential treatment for those who can pay more, and it’s under threat.
The Federal Communications Commission is widely expected to repeal the 2015 order that guarantees net neutrality, and it’s become a largely partisan issue. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora became the first Republican to say the FCC should delay its vote so that Congress can act instead.
His vote likely to decide the outcome, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy voiced competing concerns about religious freedom and civil rights.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court’s high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding case for a same-sex couple in 2012.
The court’s fault lines were laid bare in a riveting argument that focused equally on baker Jack Phillips’ right to refuse to put his artistic talents to use in support of something in which he disagrees and the Colorado couple’s right to be treated like any other two people who wanted a cake to celebrate their marriage.
Oral arguments before the Supreme Court start Dec. 5 in a case with profound implications for gay rights and the role of religion in public life.
By David Crary, Associated Press
In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion’s place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It’s not about the cake.
At its core, the case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Dec. 5 is a showdown between a gay couple from Colorado and a Denver-area baker who in 2012 cited his Christian faith in refusing to make a cake for their wedding celebration.
Congress failed to reauthorize CHIP before the program expired in September. Colorado is among the first states expected to deplete its remaining funds.
By Steve Karnowski and Jim Anderson, Associated Press
TC Bell knows what life is like without health insurance after growing up with a mother who cobbled together care from a public health clinic, emergency room visits and off-the-books visits to a doctor they knew.
That memory makes Bell, of Denver, grateful for the coverage his two daughters have now under the Children’s Health Insurance Program — and concerned about its uncertain future in Congress.