The department filed a lawsuit against the state, alleging the new piece of legislation is "unlawful and anti-consumer".
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed head of the FCC who was responsible for the repeal of these federal-level laws in June, reaffirmed the preemption of federal law against state regulation. "Once again the California legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
Indonesian tsunami death toll rises
Authorities and aid agencies feared the death toll of 844 would rise once they assessed the damage in those hard-to-reach places. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck at dusk Friday and generated a tsunami said to have been as high as 6 meters (20 feet) in places.
The California Chamber of Commerce has argued that the composition of corporate boards should be determined internally, not mandated by government. The bill is meant to protect consumers and undo the laws enacted past year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The University of California and California State University, the campuses that would have been affected by the legislation, did not take any official position on the bill aside from expressing concern regarding the costs of implementing it.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sunday the Trump Administration was ignoring "millions of Americans who voiced strong support for net neutrality rules" while California, which is "home to countless start-ups, tech giants and almost 40 million consumers - will not allow a handful of power brokers to dictate sources for information or the speed at which websites load". California was also the largest state to impose their own net neutrality regulations.
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A vessel, rear, tilts on one side as it ran ashore at a pier as a typhoon approached Yonabaru, Okinawa prefecture, southern Japan. In July, heavy rain in western Japan killed 221 people, setting off landslides and flooding.
The law gives California the nation's strongest net neutrality rules.
Led by Scott Wiener (D-California), lawmakers met with little resistance in pushing through Senate Bill 822, which prohibits internet service providers from blocking or slowing down websites or "whole classes of applications", like video.
California's law seeks to reinstate those rules.
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"We've been down this road before: when Trump and Sessions sued Calif. and claimed we lacked the power to protect immigrants".