Cable Companies Sue FCC Over Analog Rule

Law360 (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A number of cable companies are asking a federal appeals court to review a Federal Communications Commission rule that they allege violates their right to free speech.

C-Span, Discovery Communications LLC, The Weather Channel Inc., TV One, A&E Television Networks and Scripps Networks Inc. filed a petition for review Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The networks asked the court to review an FCC rule, which they maintain imposes an unlawful burden on speech under the First Amendment.

The FCC...
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