Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his successor, Ajit Pai. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Supreme Court said Monday it wouldn't hear challenges to the 2015 net neutrality rules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing the delivery of content, or offering fast lanes for a fee.

The big picture: The Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules last year, a move that has already been challenged.

Details:

  • In a statement, US Telecom, one of the groups challenging the 2015 rules, said the decision not to hear the case was "not surprising" and that it would work to protect the repeal "from challenges in Washington, D.C. and state capitals."
  • Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not take part in considering the cases.
  • The three remaining conservative justices said they would have moved to roll back a lower court ruling upholding the 2015 rules, the court said.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 21,020,216 — Total deaths: 761,393— Total recoveries: 13,048,303Map.
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Harris: "Women are going to be a priority" in Biden administration

Sen. Kamala Harris at an event in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In her first sit-down interview since being named Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris talked about what she'll do to fight for women if elected VP, and how the Democrats are thinking about voter turnout strategies ahead of November.

What they're saying: "In a Biden-Harris administration women are going to be a priority, understanding that women have many priorities and all of them must be acknowledged," Harris told The 19th*'s Errin Haines-Whack.

Facebook goes after Apple

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Facebook is seeking to force a face-off with Apple over its 30% in-app purchase commission fee, which Facebook suggests hurts small businesses struggling to get by during the pandemic.

The big picture: Facebook has never publicly gone after Apple, a key strategic partner, this aggressively. Both companies face antitrust scrutiny, which in Apple's case has centered on the very fee structure Facebook is now attacking.