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Nixon v. Missouri Municipal League
United States Supreme Court
541 U.S. 125 (2004)
The federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TA) preempted state statutes that prohibited entities from providing telecommunications services. The State of Missouri (defendant) enacted a statute that prohibited municipalities from providing telecommunications services. The Missouri Municipal League (plaintiff) contended that the statute was preempted by the TA. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) determined that the statute was not preempted. The court of appeals overturned the FCC’s decision, finding that the TA preempted the statute. The State of Missouri appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Souter, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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