Dish Fight Over HD Rules Stays Out Of Supreme Court

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 4:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Dish Network Corp.'s challenge to a 2010 law that bumped up deadlines for when satellite providers had to carry educational television stations in high definition.

Dish contended that the provision in the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act is a content-based regulation of free speech that violates the First Amendment.

However, the Ninth Circuit in February affirmed a lower court's denial of Dish's request for an injunction against the rules, saying the company failed to show that...
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