Supremes Pass on Media Case

Hearn, Ted
June 2005
Multichannel News;6/20/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 25, p8
Reports on the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to disturb a lower court judgment that rejected the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing media ownership across the country. Policies drafted by former FCC chairman Michael Powell that have been eliminated by the lower court; Challenges being faced by FCC chairman Kevin Martin in re-evaluating media ownership rules; Implication of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit to void an FCC rule banning common ownership of a television station and a cable system in the same local market.


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