SF Pirate Loses Appeal Of Seizure
March 1, 2007 at 5:49 AM (PT)
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejects pirate station SAN FRANCISCO LIBERATION RADIO's appeal of the FCC's raid and seizure of its equipment. The judges rejected the station's First Amendment argument as well as its Fifth Amendment claim that the seizure was unreasonable, noting that the station's operation was illegal and that "neither broadcasters nor listeners have a First Amendment right to engage in or listen to unlicensed broadcasts."
The station broadcast for 11 years until the OCTOBER 2003 raid and now streams on the Internet.