Venue Change Delays Oral Arguments In FCC Ownership Rules Case
November 25, 2015 at 4:02 AM (PT)
The venue for the appeal of the FCC's media ownership rules changes has changed, with the U.S. Court of Appeals' D.C. Circuit sending the case off to the Third Circuit, reports BROADCASTING AND CABLE.
The D.C. Circuit was assigned the case, which was focusing on the tightened rules regarding television Joint Sales Agreements and Shared Services Agreements, after challenges to the rules were filed in several circuits, and oral arguments had been scheduled for DECEMBER 3rd, but the case has now been transferred based on a JUNE 2014 motion by PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT with no timetable yet for oral arguments or possible supplemental briefs before that.
The Third Circuit is the panel that remanded the last round of ownership rules litigation back to the FCC.