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Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC

Docket No.: 95-992
Argued: October 7, 1996
Decided: March 19, 1997

Topics:

47 U.S.C. 534, First Amendment, Miscellaneous, Antitrust, Consumer Protection, First Amendment, Sherman Act, antitrust, judicial review

PartyNames: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., et al., Appellants v. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION et al.
Petitioner: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., et al.
Respondent: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION et al.

Supreme Court Docket

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC., et al.
v.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION et al.
520 U.S. 180 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1174137 L.Ed.2d 369 (520 U.S.
Question:

Is the 1992 "must carry" law an unconstitutional intrusion on cable operators' editorial autonomy, a form of Government-compelled speech that violates the First Amendment?

Turner Broadcasting System v. FCC
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 07, 1996

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for FCC, 4 vote(s) against
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