FCC Indecency Standards Unconstitutional

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    you know, i look at all the trash that passes for discussion on constitutional issues on this board... and it is fascinating that when a really truly important constitutional issue arises, there's dead silence.

    the second circuit court of appeals came down with a decision yesterday afternoon which, if it is affirmed by the high court (or not taken for review by the court, which i think is pretty unlikely), could have wide-ranging affect on future first amendment issues.

    Appeals Court Tosses 'NYPD Blue' Nudity Fine - THR, Esq.

    oh...and here's the video. it appears the only place to get it is on the parents television council site :rofl:

    PTC Video Clips -- Playing: NYPDBlue2-25-03.wmv
     
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    If this was not MAJOR news and made a blurb somewhere I might see it, the only way I know about it is when someone posts like you did.

    The FCC is rightfully hammered and I hope if the Supreme Court takes it they agree.
     
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    Yep those who censor get to see all the good stuff :)
     
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    so we will see more openly male gay activity on TV now?
     
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    When FOX won the right to "lie" about news..this wasn't far behind.

    I am surprised it took this long.

    But this would be the "unintended consequence". Guess Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake can get their money back now.:eusa_whistle:

    And we can all look forward to lots of nudity on the tele!
     
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    I have no problem with the standards as understood by the Networks. As for gays, so what? Guess what? I am FREE to change the channel.
     
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    i don't know. i think given that the first amendment is probably what gives sway to everything else, it's pretty significant.

    i'm figuring drudge didn't post it so the usual suspects didn't have a clue. (not you, but they know who they are).

    i'd be surprised if the supremes overturn it. i think the second circuit was dead on.

    here's the decision, btw

    http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisio...6dc698-a93e-42d7-ace3-efd925e39e34/11/hilite/
     
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    our tv will probably catch up to other places in the world where no one cares if you see a set of boobs.
     
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    As you say there are plenty of avenues to keep children from viewing adult material. If there were no methods other than turning the TV off I could see some argument for indecancy standards but since there are methods available to everyone let the user decide.
     

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