FCC Indecency Rule Divides High Court

Law360, New York (January 10, 2012, 6:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared split on the constitutionality of the Federal Communications Commission's indecency policy, with some justices voicing support for the system as a way to protect viewers from offensive content and others raising questions about whether it is too vague.

The high court is reviewing the policy for the second time. In 2009, it overturned a Second Circuit ruling that the FCC did not have the authority to ban "indecent" programming from TV and radio. The appeals court had ruled that...
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