The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia still upheld much of the FCC's December 2017 order.
Customers previously had to request or download apps to have the calls blocked. Now it can be done by default.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai conceded that 500,000 fake comments urging the death of the popular system came from Russian emails.
The FCC head called the failure of wireless carriers to restore service "completely unacceptable."
The suit filed by The New York Times alleges an "orchestrated campaign'' by Russians to corrupt democratic rule-making.
"Unlike Pai’s FCC, California isn’t run by the big telecom and cable companies,” responded state Sen. Scott Wiener.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recommended the proposal be reviewed by an administrative law judge.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to usher in an online regime lacking real freedom. He should be ready for a fight.
If the effort makes it through the chamber, tougher battles await.
The fast food chain broke it down with a prank on unsuspecting customers.