Report: FCC Passed On Expletives Appeal To Full Circuit Court
July 30, 2007 at 7:04 AM (PT)
BROADCASTING AND CABLE is reporting that the FCC will not appeal the "fleeting expletives" ruling of a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to the full court, but that decision does not prevent the Commission from appealing the ruling to the SUPREME COURT.
B&C's JOHN EGGERTON reports that "an FCC staffer with knowledge of the decision" says no appeal was filed by the JULY 19 deadline, but that the Commission has an additional 45 days to appeal the decision, which reversed and remanded the FCC's decision that fleeting expletives are subject to fines, to the high court. The FCC may also decline to appeal to the SUPREME COURT and defer to Congressional action on the topic, with a bill to allow the FCC to regulate fleeting expletives as indecent pending in the Senate.