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- May 30, 2007
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Score a victory for free speech.Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles —
In a sharp rebuke of the Bush-era crackdown on foul language on broadcast television and radio, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the government's near-zero-tolerance indecency policy as a violation of the 1st Amendment protection of free speech.
The ruling is a major victory for the broadcast TV networks, which jointly sued the Federal Communications Commission in 2006.
FCC indecency rule: Court strikes down FCC indecency rule - latimes.com