Supreme Court Will Hear 'Fleeting Expletives' Indecency Case
June 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM (PT)
The Supreme Court will hear the "fleeting expletives" broadcast indecency case in this FALL's session, the second time the case has reached the High Court. The case, involving swearing by BONO, NICOLE RICHIE and CHER on awards show telecasts, was sent back to the lower court after a 5-4 decision upheld the Commission's right to impose the rule but did not rule on whether the present law is constitutional.
The decision to take the case comes on the same day the Court struck down CALIFORNIA's law against the sale of violent video games to minors. The Court ruled in a 7-2 vote that the law violated First Amendment protections that the majority applied to the video games.