Supreme Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Policy
The federal agency in charge of keeping broadcasters clean won’t collect fines it imposed on dozens of TV stations.
FOX News Radio’s Jared Halpern reports from Washington:
A unanimous Supreme Court threw out fines and sanctions handed out by the Federal Communications Commission, saying the agency’s rules about indecency are too vague.
However, the Justices stopped short of ruling on what can and cannot be shown and said on TV, allowing the FCC to revise its indecency policy.
It all stems from fines doled out after an expletive was uttered during a live awards show and brief nudity in an episode of “NYPD Blue”.
The Court finding broadcasters could not have known in advance the incidents would lead to sanctions.
In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.