Today’s Special


Groups ask Supreme Court to Legalize Dirty Words on TV

Arstechnica.com reports that an ideologically diverse coalition of public interest groups has submitted an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to extend full First Amendment protection to broadcast media. The Federal Communications Commission has traditionally regulated the transmission of “indecent” speech and images on radio and television broadcasts. But several liberal and libertarian groups are urging the Supreme Court to strike down these regulations, arguing that technological changes have made the original constitutional justification for these regulations obsolete.

There’s more, at http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/11/groups-ask-supreme-court-to-legalize-dirty-words-on-tv.ars