Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling

Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: (Mis)interpreting elections Dems to propose legislation to prevent ICE from shackling pregnant women Rasmussen poll: Nearly three-quarters of Dems want 'fresh face' as nominee in 2020 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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism 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.