3rd Circ. Review Of FCC Ownership Rules — Take 2

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT) -- By a 2-1 decision, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently vacated the revised newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2008. The court also voted unanimously to overturn elements of the FCC’s diversity order relating to eligible entities and to uphold the FCC’s decision to reinstate the radio/television cross-ownership rule, local television ownership rule, local radio ownership rule, dual network rule and failed station solicitation rule that were in place prior to 2003.

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