Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling

Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Press: You can’t believe a word he says Feehery: March Madness MORE and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSenate tees up Yemen vote for Tuesday Sanders supporters cancel Clinton protest Congress moving to end US involvement in Yemen MORE on Tuesday applauded a court decision upholding net neutrality.

In the 2-1 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the court denied petitions from a number of internet service providers and trade groups to strike down the Federal Communications Commission's rules, which are considered the strongest internet service regulations ever written.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, called the ruling a win for consumers, innovation and free speech.

Sanders said the ruling would ensure that democracy does not get handed over to "the highest bidder" — an apparent reference to the rule that bans internet service providers from creating "fast lanes" on the internet for content companies willing to pay extra.

Sanders tweeted from his Senate-based account, rather than his presidential campaign's handle. 

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE has not spoken on Tuesday's decision, and a spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

However, he has been an opponent of net neutrality in the past. When President Obama released a video in 2014 urging the FCC to create the strongest framework possible, Trump responded by calling it a "top down power grab" and saying it will target conservatives.