|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
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 â€œindecentâ€ under federal law.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on April 28, 2009.