Before net neutrality became a left-wing cause célèbre, it had an unlikely champion: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

In 2005, Scalia in a dissent wrote that the Federal Communications Commission should classify broadband providers as a more heavily regulated Title II telecommunications service—a position in sync with a statement from President Barack Obama on Monday as well as with calls from groups such as Free Press and Consumers Union.

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