Supreme Court Allows FCC to Ban Even 'Fleeting Expletives'

A divided Supreme Court said today that the FCC had been "entirely rational" when it changed its policy to ban even the fleeting use of an expletive on broadcast television, but declined to rule on whether the ban violated the broadcasters' constitutional rights. The case came about after celebrities such as Cher and Bono uttered so-called "fleeting expletives" on national television. The FCC changed its policy to include such utterances within the definition of indecent material. Broadcast...Full Story
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