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Second Circuit vacates indecency fine against ABC and affiliates for NYPD Blue

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

On Tuesday, January 4, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 2008 fine against ABC and 44 of its affiliates for the 2003 broadcast of an episode of NYPD Blue that included a seconds-long shot of an adult woman's nude buttocks

Second Circuit strikes down FCC's "fleeting indecency" policy (again)

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2010

On July 13, 2010 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued the latest ruling in the ongoing legal wrangling over the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) policy of taking enforcement action against broadcasters that air "fleeting" indecent material, finding the agency's indecency policy unconstitutional

Supreme Court reinstates FCC’s “fleeting expletives” policy but remands to Second Circuit for further review

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2009

On April 28, 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc

Supreme Court rules on broadcast indecency

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2009

On April 28, 2009, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated ruling in FCC v. Fox and upheld the Commission's "fleeting indecency" policy under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA