Commissioners McDowell and Pai Statement on Tennis Channel Stay
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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
August 24, 2012
Erin McGrath (202) 418-2042
Courtney Reinhard (202) 418-2013
JOINT STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONERS
ROBERT M. McDOWELL AND AJIT PAI ON THE DECISION OF
THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
CIRCUIT TO STAY THE COMCAST/TENNIS CHANNEL ORDERThe following statement can be attributed to Commissioners Robert M. McDowell and Ajit Pai:
“We are pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has decided to issue a stay of
the Commission’s order in the Tennis Channel proceeding. As stated in our joint dissent, we
believe the decision errs on both the law and the facts, undermines the public interest, and raises
serious First Amendment concerns. We look forward to the federal appeals court giving this
matter a full and fair hearing while preventing irreparable harm to the parties.”
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