Fucking Brilliant

Another big win for SCOTUS:

Broadcast television networks won an important constitutional fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening “prime time” hours.

In an 8-0 vote, justices concluded the Federal Communications Commission cannot enforce its current policies against “fleeting” expletives and nudity on over-the-air programs, both live and scripted. The agency had levied hefty fines on all four major broadcasters beginning nearly a decade ago.

The court’s ruling was narrow, as the justices declined to address whether the regulations violate free-speech protections guaranteed under the First Amendment. But it does establish important guidelines the government must follow when monitoring explicit content on the airwaves.

The decision isn’t as broad as I’d like. But it’s a step in the right direction against the FCC. This is a rebuke, hopefully one that will grow stronger in the future. Broadcast TV is rapidly becoming obsolete. But I expect the FCC to try to textend its talons to online content.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    I sure hope this leads to more boobies.

    Less butchering of movies would be a start – I’d like to see the whole FCC regulation of content disposed of altogether.

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  2. HARLEY

    see there is something we can agree on more ass and boobies! ….. personally i want to see Penny and Priya oh and Bernadette.

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  3. Mississippi Yankee

    If you’re sick and immature like I am you may have been watching SyFy’s “Lost Girl” I know it’s Canadian). They have been pushing right up to the limit allowed before this ruling. I expect them to now jump right to soft-core pr0n now.
    I’m ready

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  4. FPrefect89

    If you’re sick and immature like I am you may have been watching SyFy’s “Lost Girl” I know it’s Canadian). They have been pushing right up to the limit allowed before this ruling. I expect them to now jump right to soft-core pr0n now.
    I’m ready

    I’m all for that. It’s the main reason I watch the show.

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