SCOTUS tosses FCC indecency penalties

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Baylink
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SCOTUS tosses FCC indecency penalties

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says stations, networks not responsible for Bono cussing, Jackson flashing:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... TE=DEFAULT

[ Edited: The headline I got referred by was misleading; this is *not* a general ruling, apparently ]

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Re: SCOTUS tosses FCC indecency penalties

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The way I'm reading this one is that it's not about "the FCC can't fine you for fleeting indecency", it's about "the FCC can't fine you for fleeting indecency unless their rules say they can fine you for fleeting indecency".
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Re: SCOTUS tosses FCC indecency penalties

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Yeah, it was basically a procedural ruling which invalidated the fines *this time*. No precedents are set, nothing to see here...move along.

Not sure what the tabloid headline here is supposed to convey.
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