Supreme court rejects California billionaire’s ‘private beach’ case

Vinod Khosla bought $32.5m property south of San Francisco and cut off public access to popular surf spot

Beach lovers were celebrating Monday after the US supreme court declined to hear a case brought by the billionaire Vinod Khosla that threatened the public’s right to access beaches across California.

Related: ‘Privatizing the coast’: are wealthy Californians seizing public beaches?

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Will California’s new net neutrality laws survive?

California just signed into law a set of net neutrality regulations that are even more restrictive than the recently repealed Obama-era rules that inspired them. But the FCC and federal government aren’t going to let the state have its own way, and have already moved to challenge the legislation.

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