NRB Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court
January 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM (PT)
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS (NRB) filed an Amicus Curiae ("friend of the court") brief with the SUPREME COURT in the case FCC v. FOX. The SUPREME COURT heard oral arguments in the case TODAY (1/10). The case is related to the FCC's indecency guidelines established by PACIFICA.
In a release from NRB TODAY (1/10), NRB Pres./CEO Dr. FRANK WRIGHT said, “Since its founding 68 years ago, NRB has been a staunch defender of the First Amendment, understanding that the defense of robust free speech in the marketplace of ideas is an important hallmark of our Republic. At the same time, we recognize that great responsibilities come with such a valuable freedom, including the need for the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION to enforce, and broadcasters to obey, some very basic values of decency, particularly when children are most likely to be in the listening or viewing audience. We don’t believe that the values of both free speech and fundamental decency are inconsistent.”