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HIGH COURT SIDESTEPS CONTROVERSIAL RULING ON ON-AIR INDECENCY

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out rulings by the Federal Communications Commission that fined Fox and ABC for violating federal indecency standards. But the court’s own ruling dealt not with the principal question of free speech that the FCC’s action raised but with the narrower question of whether the commission had properly notified […]

FCC WANTS REHEARING OF INDECENCY CASE

August 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that a federal appeals court’s recent ruling overturning its rules on “fleeting expletives” makes it “all but impossible” to enforce its decency rules the FCC on Thursday asked for a rehearing of the case. FCC General Counsel Austin Schlick said that the court’s decision “raised serious concerns about the commission’s ability to protect children […]