- May 13, 2012
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The court says free phones are "in the public interest". That's for legislators to decide, not judges. This is yet another crooked judge who took a bribe.
U.S. judge halts cell phone service fee for the poor in Georgia | Reuters
Dec 18, 2013 11:59am EST
(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked Georgia's plan to charge low-income residents $5 per month for cell phone service that currently is provided free of charge.
The fee was set to take effect on January 31 and would have made Georgia the only U.S. state to charge for the federally subsidized phone service.
"The public interest tilts in favor of providing telephone services to low-income households that otherwise would be unable to afford mobile phones," U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story wrote on Tuesday in a temporary injunction that stops the new fee while a court challenge is pending
Each qualified household gets 250 minutes per month of free air time. Tax money only pays for the phone service, not the actual phones,