Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Wednesday the Court hears oral arguments in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Ronald Mann previewed the case for us.

FCC v. Fox Television Stations

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-582 2d Cir. Nov 4, 2008
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.

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