U.s. Court Rules Against Fcc In Tv Profanity, Nudity Cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a government crackdown on broadcast profanity and nudity, saying the Federal Communications Commission had not given fair notice of its policy change in three high-profile incidents.

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