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Sunday, March 23, 2008

The New York Times On Fleeting Expletives at the Supreme Court

Today's New York Times features an editorial on the Supreme Court's decision to hear the Second Circuit's ruling in Fox v. FCC.

The Supreme Court is throwing itself back into the debate over indecency on television, and that may not be a good thing. It agreed last week to review the Federal Communications Commission’s policy of punishing broadcasters for airing “fleeting expletives” — a few isolated bad words. A federal appeals court wisely struck down the F.C.C.’s harsh rules, which have done serious damage to free speech. We hope the Supreme Court does not authorize the F.C.C. to return to its censorial policies.

Read the rest of the editorial here.

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