Supreme Court Sets Oral Arguments In Indecency Case For January 10th
November 16, 2011 at 4:46 AM (PT)
The SUPREME COURT has set JANUARY 10th as the date for oral arguments in the FCC v. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS indecency case.
The court has been getting amicus briefs in the case from several parties, the latest being a joint filing by the CATO INSTITUTE, CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND TECHNOLOGY, ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION, PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, and TECHFREEDOM arguing for a reversal of the landmark PACIFICA "seven words you can't say on television" decision because technology has removed the rationale for that decision.
The REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS and E.W. SCRIPPS CO. called for a "bright-line rule" to determine which news programming is not subject to indecency enforcement; and the STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER and COLLEGE BROADCASTERS INC. said that indecency regulation discourages college student participation in broadcasting.