Lately I’ve been writing about potentially historic upcoming First Amendment case of FCC v. Fox Television Stations. The Supreme Court will hear the case on Tuesday, November 4th. All the briefs in the case are in and can be found on the ABA website here. But I’ve pasted the links for all of them below as well. In coming days and weeks I might be highlighting some of the comments from the briefs. [The docket number for the case is 07-582]. The amicus brief I filed with my friends at CDT can be found here, and I wrote about it last week here on the TLF.
The FCC v. Fox case is the indecency case involving the FCC’s new policy for “fleeting expletives.” I wrote about the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision here. The full decision is here. The FCC v. Fox case could become the most important First Amendment-related Supreme Court case since FCC v. Pacifica Foundation, which just turned 30 years old last month. Anyway, here are all the briefs in the case, starting with the merit briefs by the lead parties:
- Brief for Petitioner Federal Communications Commission, et al.
- Brief for Respondent Fox Television Stations, Inc., et al.
- Brief for Respondent Center for Creative Voices in Media, Inc.
- Brief for Respondent NBC Universal, Inc., NBC Telemundo License Co., CBS Broadcasting, Inc., and ABC, Inc.
- Brief for National Religious Broadcasters in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Morality in Media, Inc., in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Alliance Defense Fund and Family Research Council in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Parents Television Council in Support of Petitioner
- Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief and Brief for the Decency Enforcement Center for Television in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the American Center for Law and Justice and United States Representatives Charles Pickering, Roscoe Bartlett, Kevin Brady, Paul Broun, Danny Davis, John Doolittle, Mary Fallin, Trent Franks, Wally Herger, Jim Jordan, Doug Lamborn, Kenny Marchant, Jeff Miller, Marilyn Musgrave, Joe Pitts, Mark Souder, Tim Walberg and Dave Weldon in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, First Amendment Project, Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media, the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, the National Coalition Against Censorship, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Pen American Center, and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Time Warner, Inc., in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the ABC Television Affiliates in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Public Broadasters in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the National Association of Broadcasters and Radio-Television News Directors Association in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the Center for Democracy & Technology and Adam Thierer, Senior Fellow with the Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) and the Director of PFF’s Center for Digital Media Freedom in Support of Respondent
- Brief for Former FCC Commissioners and Officials in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and the Media Institute in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Benton Foundation, Children Now, National Institute On Media and the Family, Parent Teacher Association, and United Church of Christ, Office of Communications, Inc., in Support of Neither Party
- Brief for Free Press, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, New America Foundation, Participatory Culture Foundation, Cuwin Foundation, Ethos Group, ACORN Active Media Foundation, Freenetworks.Org, Monroe Price, Susan Crawford in Support of Neither Party