There are many reasons why Congress should not adopt new laws mandating so-called net neutrality for broadband Internet service providers. But one of the most important -- and overlooked -- points against net-neutrality mandates is that they likely would violate the First Amendment free speech rights of the ISPs. Randolph J. May, president of The Free State Foundation, argues that this is a case where greater sensitivity to constitutional values will lead to sound policy.
Commentary: Net Neutrality Would Violate the First Amendment Rights of ISPs
The National Law Journal
August 16, 2006
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