Those of you who have been following the NAB’s efforts to get the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay the effectiveness of the TV online public file rule should be interested in the NAB’s reply. Our favorite NAB line, in response to the FCC’s claim that the revised public file rule increases competition: “Allowing some poker players to peek at their opponents’ hands does not make the poker game more competitive; it makes it unfair.”

This closes out the pleading cycle with respect to the NAB’s stay request and tees up the matter for resolution by the court. Since the effective date at issue (that would be August 2, 2012) is only about a week away, look for a quick decision by the court.