No. 00-60434.

265 F.3d 313 (2001)

TEXAS OFFICE OF PUBLIC UTILITY COUNSEL; National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, Petitioners, v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION; United States of America, Respondents.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

September 10, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ricardo Guzman, Laurie Pappas, Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, Austin, TX, for Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel.

James U. Troup, James Hardwick Lister, Arter & Hadden, Washington, DC, for Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc.

Albert H. Kramer, Robert F. Aldrich, Valerie M. Furman, Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin & Oshinsky, Washington, DC, for American Public Communications Council, Inc.

Susan Stevens Miller, Maryland Public Serv. Com'n, Baltimore, MD, for Maryland Public Serv. Commission.

Richard T. Jones, Austin, TX, for Consumer Fereration of America.

Laurence Nicholas Bourne (argued), John E. Ingle, William E. Kennard, FCC, Office of Gen. Counsel, Washington, DC, for FCC.

John Ashcroft, Civ. Div., App. Staff, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Washington, DC, for FCC and U.S.

Robert J. Wiggers, Catherine G. O'Sullivan, Chief Atty., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Antitrust Div., Washington, DC, for U.S.

Matthew Robert Sutherland, Bellsouth Corp. Atlanta, GA, for Bellsouth Corp.

James P. Young, Gene C. Schaerr, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood, Washington, DC, for AT&T.

Harold Richard Juhnke, Sprint Corp., Washington, DC, for Sprint Corp.

Michael E. Glover, Edward Harold Shakin, Verizon Communications, Arlington, VA, for Verizon Tel. Companies.

John T. Nakahata (argued), Samuel L. Feder, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, Washington, DC, for Coalition For Affordable Local and Long Distance Serv.

James S. Blaszak, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, Washington, DC, for Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee.

Roger K. Toppins, Charles J. Scharnberg, SBC Communications, Inc., Washington, DC, for SBC Communications, Inc.

Michael J. Travieso, Maryland Office of People's Counsel, Baltimore, MD, Stephanie A. Joyce, Matthew F. Stowe, Patton Boggs, Washington, DC, Glenn B. Manishin (argued), Patton Boggs, McLean, VA, for National Ass'n of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

Before EMILIO M. GARZA and PARKER, Circuit Judges, and ELLISON, District Judge.

EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:

This petition for review of the CALLS Order1 represents the latest challenge to the Federal Communication Commission's implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub.L. No. 104-04, 110 Stat. 56 (codified as amended in scattered sections of title 47, United States Code) ("1996 Act"). The Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel ("TOPUC") and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates...

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