California net neutrality bill signed by Jerry Brown

California State Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson attends the Dinner For Equality event on Feb. 25 2016 in Beverly Hills

The US Department of Justice aims to find out-it has already hit California with a lawsuit in hopes of blocking the rules, and effectively raining on the state's parade.

"Under the Constitution, states do not regulate interstate commerce - the federal government does", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

"When the FCC chose to ignore the millions of consumers who urged them not to repeal net neutrality protections previous year, it left a void that state lawmakers are now rightfully filling", Jonathan Schwantes, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union tells the Times.

State legislators began working on the bill when the Trump administration began to scale back net neutrality regulations previous year, with many Democrats viewing the legislation as a victory against the White House.

The Justice Department says the new California law illegally conflicts with federal rules.

Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Sunday that would have mandated California public universities to provide abortion pills, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Net neutrality advocates worry that without rules, internet providers could create fast lanes and slow lanes that favour their own sites and apps or make it harder for consumers to see content from competitors.

Telecommunications companies lobbied hard to kill off the new California law or water it down, saying it would lead to higher internet and cellphone bills and discourage investments in faster internet.

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California's law seeks to reinstate those rules.

After the governor's veto, Leyva said she will introduce the bill next session.

Barbara van Schewick, a law professor at Stanford University and an advocate for tougher net neutrality policies, agreed.

Disregarding the clear popular support for such protections and showing its commitment to seeing net neutrality destroyed, the Trump administration immediately sued California after Gov.

It was a foregone conclusion that the bill would face legal scrutiny, especially after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lashed out at the rules two weeks ago, calling them "illegal", "radical", and "anti-consumer".

Pai said he was "pleased" to see the federal government's lawsuit, and that "The Internet is free and open today, and it will continue to be under the light-touch protections of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order".

But to justify the law, California would also need to prove that its existing laws and powers aren't enough to protect consumer welfare on net neutrality, said Berin Szóka, president of the think tank TechFreedom and a critic of the legislation.

"Whether or not it grants an injunction, I suppose the Court might stay further action on the case (i.e., hold it in abeyance) unless and until the D.C. Circuit reverses the FCC's decision", Georgetown's Schwartzman said.

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