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Supreme Court asked to review FCC profanity decision

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U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement Thursday filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by a three-judge…

U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement Thursday filed a brief urging the Supreme Court to reverse a decision by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, which in June rejected the Federal Communications Commission’s policy on fleeting expletives.

The appeals court found that the FCC had not supported its position that isolated and sometimes unintentional language, often on live broadcasts, can make a program indecent and result in penalties for broadcasters.