PTC Wants Supreme Court To Review Indecency Cases
May 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM (PT)
The PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL has filed an amicus brief with the SUPREME COURT that asks the panel to take the appeal of the FCC indecency cases, according to BROADCASTING AND CABLE's JOHN EGGERTON.
The Commission's "fleeting expletives" and "NYPD BLUE" nudity cases are being appealed by the FCC and the OBAMA administration after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals found that the rules are unconstitutionally vague. The SUPREME COURT has yet to decide whether to take the cases, with a decision expected by next month, and the PTC is arguing for the rules to be uopheld due to broadcasting still being, in the language of the PACIFICA "seven words you can't say on television" case, "uniquely pervasive" and "uniquely accessible to children."