Home > News > U.S. Justices to Rule on FCC Indecency Policy • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

U.S. Justices to Rule on FCC Indecency Policy

U.S. Justices to Rule on FCC Indecency Policy
Get XBIZ News
Jun 27, 2011 8:45 AM PDT    Text size: 

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to weigh in whether federal regulators are violating the U.S. Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity.

The justices today said they will review a lower court’s decision — Federal Communications Commission vs. FOX Television Stations, 10-1293 — that ruled the FCC's indecency policy is unconstitutionally vague.

U.S. Justices could overturn rulings that give the FCC more authority to regulate programming on broadcast stations than on cable or satellite. Oral arguments will be held later this year.

At issue is whether the FCC may constitutionally enforce its policies on "fleeting expletives" and scenes of nudity on TV programs, both live and scripted.

“The media landscape has changed so dramatically that the factual underpinnings of those decisions are no longer valid,” FOX argued in court papers.

The case stems from expletives uttered on two FOX award shows and from a scene with a nude woman on ABC’s “NYPD Blue.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Focusing, Again, on Tradeshow Etiquette

I’m very excited to have been asked by XBIZ World to write the third part of my ongoing series of articles on tradeshow etiquette. In Part I of the series, I discussed business cards, substance... More »

Retail Sales Get Boost From Staff Morale Building

My job is, and always has been, to do what is asked of me to the best of my ability. I’ve worn many hats in this company, as it’s not only adult retail but adult nightlife as well. I’ve... More »

Looking Back at 2016’s Highlights

2016 was fraught with highs and lows. As an industry, we mourned the loss of friends and loved ones and welcomed new life into the world. With the presidential election behind us and California’s... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 27 - Jan 29
Halifax, Nova Scotia

The European Summit

Mar 04 - Mar 07
Barcelona-Sitges, Spain

The TEA Show

Mar 05 - Mar 06
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!