Supreme Court Decision in FCC v. Fox (Part 1: The Decision)

by on April 28, 2009 · 19 comments

Breaking news: The Supreme Court as just ruled in the important First Amendment case of Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations and held in the government’s favor by a 5-4 vote. Decision is here.

My background info about the case is here and will publish some essays throughout the day as I digest the decision. Importantly, the case was decided squarely on procedural grounds, not constitutional grounds. However, Justice Thomas has some very important and interesting things to say about those constitutional issues in his separate concurrence. Coverage from AP, Reuters, and UPI.

The full decision can be viewed below in a Scribd reader:

[Supreme Court Decision] FCC v. Fox 07-582 [Supreme Court Decision] FCC v. Fox 07-582 Adam Thierer

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