Time Warner Urges 2nd Circ. To Nix FCC's Rival-Content Rule

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT) -- Time Warner Cable Inc. asked the Second Circuit on Thursday to overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that could require it to carry content made by its rivals, arguing that the rule violates its First Amendment right to free speech.

The government forcing cable and satellite television companies to carry programs or channels they otherwise would reject is an unconstitutional intrusion into their right to decide what “speech” they want to broadcast, a lawyer for Time Warner told a three-judge panel at oral arguments in Manhattan....
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