Statement of Commissioner Clyburn on U.S. Supreme Court FCC v. Fox
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT
June 21, 2012
Dave Grimaldi, (202) 418-2100
STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER MIGNON L. CLYBURN ON THE DECISION
OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT IN FCC v. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS“In reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision, which is narrowly focused on conduct from
a decade ago, we will adhere to the principles set forth by the Court.
Citizens depend on laws that protect their families, and look to both industry and
government to ensure that no child is unduly influenced by harmful material before they reach
the age of understanding. However, we must be mindful of the rights guaranteed under the First
Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.