Today the Supreme Court refused to wipe away an earlier ruling by a lower court that upheld net neutrality laws. This does not undo the 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but "leaves a legal precedent in place that could help net neutrality supporters in any future legal battle if that policy is ever re-introduced." Nearly half the states and the District of Columbia have filed lawsuits to secure state rights to create their own net neutrality laws and California recently approved their own set of rules. The U.S. Department of Justice and ISP groups are suing to keep net neutrality laws off the books. Industry trade group USTelecom, one of the groups that challenged the 2015 net neutrality rules, said the high court's action was "not surprising." USTelecom said it would "continue to support" the repeal "from challenges in Washington, D.C. and state capitals."