broadcast indecency

Comments to FCC Overwhelmingly Support Strict Broadcast Indecency Rules

The FCC has been flooded with public comments about broadcast indecency, and the vast majority want the agency to keep its rules intact. 

Conservative Groups Urge Senate to Block Wheeler Over Broadcast Indecency

Tom Wheeler (D), President Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, may be feeling the heat of the position even before he's confirmed.

FCC Tweet Lets Slide Ortiz F-Word

In one tweet, Federal Communications Comission chairman Julius Genachowski may have single-handedly changed the agency's policy on F-words forever.

Should the FCC Force the Redskins to Change Team Name?

Should the Federal Communications Commission force the Washington Redskins to change their name? Former FCC chairman Reed Hundt says "yes."

FCC Moves to Clarify Broadcast Indecency Policy

At long [insert expletive here] last, the Federal Communications Commission is doing something about the backlog of broadcast indecency complaints that have hounded the agency since the Supreme Court tossed the rules back to the agency last June.

Ravens’ Flacco Drops the F-Bomb

There was (thankfully) no wardrobe malfunction during CBS' broadcast of the Super Bowl, but there was a fleeting expletive. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F-bomb. Celebrating the win while embracing teammate Marshal Yanda, Flacco said, "This is f-ing awesome."

TV’s Good Wife Takes On the FCC

Episodes of The Good Wife are often about take-no-prisoners Chicago politics or cutthroat corporate lawsuits. But Sunday night's episode was a "Capitol" delight, taking on the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast indecency rules, which frequently end up in court.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wardrobe Malfunction Case

At long last, we no longer have to think about Janet Jackson's breast.

Fast Chat: Sidley Austin’s Carter Phillips

For Carter Phillips, the Supreme Court's decision in FCC v. Fox was his third win of the week. The Sidley Austin partner, who represented Fox, was one of two attorney hired guns that argued the case back in January.

Supreme Court Tosses Broadcast Indecency Back to FCC

After all the teeth-gnashing and nail-biting over how the Supreme Court might address the First Amendment issues plaguing the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast indecency rules for years, the court turned around Thursday and tossed it all back in the FCC's