Throughout its 50-plus years, CCIA has brought a number of legal challenges to promote competition and protect free speech and innovation online.
Since 2021, CCIA has been a co-plaintiff in several cases fighting unconstitutional internet regulation that would prevent digital services from exercising their First Amendment right to determine what, when, and how to display content.
CCIA is currently a co-Plaintiff in two federal lawsuits — NetChoice & CCIA v. Moody (challenging Florida SB 7072) and NetChoice & CCIA v. Paxton (challenging Texas HB 20) — against statutes that would force digital service companies to display third-party content and make regular disclosures of their content management policies, practice, and instances of use. Lawmakers in both states openly announced that their intent is to “rein in” digital service companies in retaliation for perceived anti-conservative bias.
Petitions for Supreme Court review have been filed and fully briefed. The Court requested briefs from the U.S. Solicitor General “expressing the views of the United States” on these cases. The U.S. Solicitor General agreed that these statutes require Supreme Court review.
CCIA is also a co-Plaintiff in litigation challenging digital services taxes in Maryland, as well as an amicus in cases challenging unconstitutional laws in California and Montana.