Internet Control at Center of New Texas Lawsuit Against Obama

This might sound familiar.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed yet another lawsuit against the Obama Administration–this time over control of the internet.

The lawsuit looks to stop the White House from turning internet control over to an international organization–which lists a number of authoritarian regimes as advisors to it’s Board.

Others joining Texas in the lawsuit include Arizona, Nevada, and Oklahoma.

Paxton and Attorneys General in those States said the move violates the Property Clause of the U.S. Constitution by giving away government property without Congress giving it’s ok. The suit also argues the move violates the First Amendment by potentially interfering with the free speech rights of Americans.

In a statement, Paxton said “Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy” adding “The President does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.”

Paxton has been a part of a number of recent lawsuits against the White House–ranging from guidelines issued on transgender bathroom policy, to portions of Obamacare, to recently enacted new federal rules on overtime pay.



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