The Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its stay of the media ownership rules, which means a temporary loosening of the rules governing newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership, reports B&C.
The court said briefs will begin May 17.
According to the article, "In a status report filed with the court in October, the commission reaffirmed that its 2008 decision to loosen the ban no longer necessarily reflected the views of a majority of the commission (unlike in 2008, the current majority is Democratic). In May, when Democrats gained the majority, the commission had made that point to the court in asking that the stay be kept in place. The court complied but has since sought the status report on the FCC’s progress on the issue."