Wednesday, March 24, 2004

No joy from Supreme Court in municipal telecom case

In Nixon v. Missouri Municipal League, the Supreme Court concluded by an 8-1 vote that the section 253 of the Telecommunications Act does not prohibit the states from barring their local governments from providing telecommunications services. Justice Souter wrote the opinion for the Court, Justice Scalia wrote a concurring opinion joined by Justice Thomas, and Justice Stevens was the lone dissenter.

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