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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 […]

COURT QUASHES FCC’S INDECENCY RULE

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A U.S. appellate court today (Tuesday) struck down an FCC rule that allows it to fine broadcasters for using “patently offensive” language on live television. Ruling that the FCC policy violates the First Amendment, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said: “By prohibiting all ‘patently offensive’ references to sex, sexual organs and […]