• Second Circuit Court of Appeals Remands Portion of March 2006 Indecency Decisions and FCC Seeks Comments
  • September 21, 2006 | Authors: Kathryn R. Schmeltzer; Richard R. Zaragoza; Clifford M. Harrington
  • Law Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Washington Office
  • As we reported earlier, on March 6, 2006, the FCC released an Order in Complaints Regarding Various Television Broadcasts Between February 2, 2002 and March 8, 2005, Notices of Apparent Liability and Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 06-17 (the "Omnibus Order"). After the release of the Order, Fox Television Stations, Inc. and CBS Broadcasting, Inc. filed a joint petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the ABC Television Network and Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. filed a joint petition for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit which transferred the petition to the Second Circuit. The Second Circuit consolidated the petitions on June 14, 2006.