High Court Won't Touch FCC Media Ownership Rules

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court turned away constitutional challenges to a ban on cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations and left intact what one petitioner called an “unseemly” circuit split when it declined Friday to hear three cases over Federal Communications Commission media ownership regulations.

The high court denied certiorari to the Tribune Co., Media General Inc. and the National Association of Broadcasters in three cases that targeted the FCC and took issue with the same Third Circuit ruling from July 2011. All three certiorari petitions were...
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