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High Court Weighs Indecency Case

Nov 4, 2008  •  Post A Comment

The Supreme Court today hears arguments by television networks that challenged the Federal Communications Commission’s so-called “fleeting expletives” rule in a brace of indecency cases, the Wall Street Journal notes. A federal appeals court had struck down the FCC policy that found even a fleeting expletive uttered on broadcast airwaves was a violation and the Bush administration wants the high court to reinstate it, the Journal reports. The case originated when U2 singer Bono in accepting a Golden Globe award in a 2003 Fox broadcast said in gratitude, “This is really, really f—— brilliant!” the Journal notes.
—Greg Baumann

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