Mark your calendars, all you First Amendment buffs. The Supreme Court has scheduled the oral argument in FCC v. Fox Television Stations for Tuesday, January 10, 2012. (Do we need to remind any of our readers that the question before the Court in Fox is nothing less than the constitutionality of the FCC’s indecency policy?) The Court’s calendar notation doesn’t specify a time, but the odds are the argument will crank up about 11:00 a.m. – although if you don’t get your place in line by 7:00 a.m. or so, there’s a good chance you won’t get in. Supreme Court arguments are open to the public, free of charge, but seating is limited and tends to fill up fast. For more information about attending the argument, check out the Court’s helpful and informative webpage. As we did the last time the Supremes, the FCC and Fox got together for a free and frank exchange of views on the topic of broadcast indecency, CommLawBlog plans to have a team of observers at the argument. Check back here after the argument for reports from the front.
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