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FCC Asks Court to Review Ruling Striking TV Indecency Policy

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission asked a federal appeals court to re-consider its decision striking down penalties for profanity in broadcasting as a violation of television networks’ free speech rights.

The FCC asked for a new hearing on a July ruling by a panel of federal appeals judges in Manhattan. The regulators also asked, in the alternative, for a hearing by the full U.S. Court of Appeals in New York.