In a brief filed in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska urged judges to reject a lawsuit filed against the FCC. This lawsuit were filed by 22 US states with a Democratic attorney general and it is related to repealing the 2015 net neutrality order. According to the brief, the old net neutrality rules "offered threats to investment and creative problem solving within the ISP community". On the other hand, the states suing the FCC argue that the decision to eliminate net neutrality rules was arbitrary and that the FCC cannot preempt state laws regulating net neutrality. It is scheduled oral arguments in the case for 1st February, 2019.