We checked the Court of Appeals case files this morning since they are sometimes slow to file items, lots of legal cases going on. And this is what we found...
CLERK'S ORDER  dismissing petition for writ of mandamus 1598552-2]. Petitioners agree that the petition has been rendered moot by the Federal Communication Commission's action and consent to its dismissal. [16-1051]
We don't know what this fully means just yet, checking with the parties involved. But just from what the Order says, the mandamus petition has been "rendered moot" by what they FCC told the judge. Now does this mean they won and are in the auction? Or does it mean the FCC provided no defense, and is challenging the Class-A's in another way? Looks to be a busy week in Court for the FCC.
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