FCC v. Fox Television Stations

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 4, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Scalia
Term

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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