Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling

Clinton, Sanders applaud net neutrality ruling
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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign 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.

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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 TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia 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.