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Supreme Court reiterates that New York Times actual malice standard requires materially false statements

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 31 2014

On Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a $1.2 million Colorado defamation verdict in the case of Air Wisconsin Airlines

Unanimous Supreme Court invalidates FCC’s “fleeting expletives” indecency decisions

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 20 2012

On June 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided FCC v. Fox Television Stations by holding that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decisions targeting “fleeting” broadcasts of allegedly indecent material were unconstitutional under the Due Process Clause

Supreme Court affirms invalidation of California restrictions on violent video games

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2011

The Supreme Court’s June 27, 2011, decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) invalidated California’s “violent video games” law, which had prohibited sales and rentals to minors and required the games’ packaging to bear a large “18” label on the front

Second Circuit invalidates FCC's policy on "indecent" broadcasts - unanimous decision is a victory for broadcasters

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 16 2010

On July 13, 2010, a unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued a decision in Fox Television Stations v. FCC that invalidated on First Amendment grounds the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) current policy for enforcing the ban on “indecent” broadcasts

FTC issues report on marketing of "violent entertainment" to children

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 4 2009

On Dec. 3, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its seventh report on the marketing of “violent entertainment products” to children by the motion picture, music recording and electronic game industries