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FRC Expects U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Future Fines against TV Indecency
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.
Of the decision Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said:
"Today, the U.S. Supreme Court gave the FCC the green light to continue imposing indecency fines on the networks for fleeting expletives and brief nudity. When a similar case goes before the Supreme Court again for fines imposed for any future violations, we expect the Court to once again decide that fleeting expletives and brief nudity are not protected under the First Amendment.
"The public airways are just that - public. The networks using them have a moral duty to the American public to responsibly provide content that is acceptable for all viewers. This is not a heavy burden for those whose television and radio licenses provide them with substantial profits," concluded Perkins.