Tag Archives: Expletives

F-Bombs Sweep Doubleheader

It was a great night for softball, and a night for great softball, as the FHH Bombs rocked the Jake at American University by sweeping a doubleheader and preserving their undefeated record.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Takes Indecency Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the FCC’s defense of its "Omnibus" Indecency order, which involved the FCC’s decision to punish "fleeting" expletives.  The case, FCC v. Fox Television Stations, marks the first real Supreme Court review of the FCC’s indecency rules since the famous FCC v. Pacifica case considered George Carlin’s "seven dirty … Continue Reading

Supremes Keep Us Hangin’ On

You can’t hurry love, and you apparently can’t hurry the Supreme Court, either.  Despite considerable speculation that the Supremes might announce on Monday, March 3, whether it had decided to hear the FCC’s appeal in the Fox Television indecency case, the Court gave no indication one way or the other on that score in the … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Trashes FCC Indecency Policy

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has finally dropped the hammer on the Commission’s indecency policy. In an opinion issued on June 4, 2007, a three-judge panel (with one dissent) has held that the "fleeting expletive" policy invoked by the Commission in 2004 and then again in the … Continue Reading