Georgia Department of Law, from the office of Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General


Attorney General Sam Olens Joins Bi-Partisan Group of Attorneys General in Opposing Regulatory Overreach by the FCC

July 24, 2012

On Monday, July 23, 2012, Attorney General Sam Olens and a bi-partisan group of state attorneys general filed an amicus brief opposing a recent order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which vastly oversteps the commission’s statutory authority. The brief was filed in support of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit Verizon V. Federal Communications Commission before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“This latest order by the FCC is just another example of the federal government governing by executive fiat,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “If this order stands, it will set the precedent that the FCC does not need statutory authority from Congress to impose any regulation it chooses. I reject this one-size-fits-all approach from Washington and stand with my fellow attorneys general in support of federalism.”

A copy of the brief is attached.

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