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Declan McCullagh has the scoop from inside the courtroom today in ALA v. FCC -- the legal challenge the broadcast flag tech mandate. It appears that two of the three judges on the panel are, shall we say, a touch skeptical of the FCC's authority to impose it:
"You're out there in the whole world, regulating. Are washing machines next?" asked Judge Harry Edwards. Quipped Judge David Sentelle: "You can't regulate washing machines. You can't rule the world."