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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai On The U.S. Supreme Court's Decision

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Released: June 21, 2012

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

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June 21, 2012
Matthew Berry, (202) 418-2005
Email: Matthew.Berry@fcc.gov

STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI ON THE U.S. SUPREME

COURT’S DECISION IN FCC v. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.

Today’s narrow decision by the U.S. Supreme Court does not call into question the
Commission’s overall indecency enforcement authority or the constitutionality of the
Commission’s current indecency policy. Rather, it highlights the need for the Commission to
make its policy clear. I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide the clarity that
both parents and broadcasters deserve. At this point, the best way for us to proceed is to get to
work resolving the multitude of indecency complaints that have piled up during this litigation.

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