Federal judge rejects last-ditch effort by state AGs to halt Internet transition

Federal judge rejects last-ditch effort by state AGs to halt Internet transition
Or -- go ahead and mess with it. It's time.

[Ed. – And so it begins.]

A federal judge gave a green light to the Obama administration’s hotly contested plan to cede oversight of the Internet to the international community.

In a ruling issued Friday, Judge George Hanks Jr. denied a request from four Republican state attorneys general to temporarily halt the transition just hours before the handoff was scheduled to occur at midnight Friday. The AGs had argued the move violated the U.S. Constitution. …

But it may not be the end of the Obama administration’s political and legal headaches. Even though the transition may proceed, the four states that sued this week could appeal — and they haven’t ruled it out. A spokesman for Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said the AG would “continue to explore our options for relief to unwind these improper acts by the Obama administration.”

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