Editor's Note :

close editor's note Editor's Note :

1) There is a possibility of opinions on Thursday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at 9 a.m. at this link, where readers can also sign up for an email reminder when we start the live blog.
2) We are hosting an online symposium on the Supreme Court’s opinions in partisan-gerrymandering cases Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone. Contributions to the symposium and additional coverage are available on our case page for Gill.
3) Our statistics page presents the data on each sitting – the cases (14 remain undecided) and the majority-opinion authors.

FCC v. Fox Television Stations

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-582 2d Cir. Nov 4, 2008
Tr.
Apr 28, 2009 5-4 Scalia OT 2008

Issue: Whether the FCC provided an adequate explanation, or instead acted arbitrarily and capriciously, in changing its policy to permit isolated uses of expletives on broadcast television to be considered “indecent” under federal law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on April 28, 2009.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

Briefs and Documents

Merit briefs

Amicus briefs

Certiorari-stage documents

 
Share:
Term Snapshot
Awards