April 25, 2011
Many pro-family groups have been urging the Obama Justice Department to ask the United States Supreme Court to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that struck down the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) indecency regulations. Well, we have some good news for a change. The Acting Solicitor General of the United States, Neal Katyal, submitted such a request (a petition for a writ of certiorari) last week on April 21. The Court is being asked to consider whether the FCCs context-based approach to determining indecency is unconstitutionally vague…. It will need to do this with regard to sanctions that were handed down by the FCC regarding broadcasts that included scenes with nudity and the use of expletives. For more on the case read this story.