NRB Files Brief To Support FCC Indecency Regs At Supreme Court
June 10, 2008 at 4:59 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS have come to the FCC's support in the indecency battle, filing an amicus brief with the SUPREME COURT saying that the Second Circuit court's reversal of the fines for FOX' "BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" telecasts showed a "callous disregard for the powerful influence, for good or evil, of the medium of television on the hearts and minds of America’s children."
The NRB cited the protection of children as a basis for regulating speech, and argued that the court should not have required the FCC to demonstrate how children were harmed by the broadcast of fleeting expletives.
FOX's reply is due JULY 2nd, but the network may ask for more time to file its brief.