Texas Officials Ask High Court To Review Cable Franchise Law

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Texas officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to reconsider a Texas state law that allows new cable providers to bypass the process of negotiating with individual municipalities, arguing the Fifth Circuit did not give the state a fair chance to defend the law.

Appealing a Fifth Circuit ruling that the law violated the First Amendment by discriminating against a small number of incumbent cable providers, the chairman and commissioners of the Public Utility Commission of Texas asked the Supreme Court on April 12...
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