Legal Case Brief : Federal Communication Commission ( Fcc ) V. Fox Television Stations 567 U.s.

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COMM 3310 – LEGAL CASE BRIEF

Citation: Federal Communication Commission (FCC) v. Fox Television Stations 567 U.S. (2012), United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Supreme Court.)

Chapter or area of communication law that your brief applies to. First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech.

There are a number of parts to complete in reviewing and summarizing the cases you choose to brief. First is the citation, which includes the name of the case, the volume and beginning page numbers of the legal reporter where the case is published, the date and the level of court.

The second part of the brief is the facts of the case. This is the summary or background that led to this particular dispute. It resembles a journalist’s report offering only the basic “who, what, where, when, how and why” of the trial and case record leading up to the present appeal. Included in this is a brief statement of the plaintiff’s argument and the defendant’s argument.
FACTS:
In 2002 and 2003, Fox Television’s broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards contained fleeting expletive language from the singer, Cher and the actress, Nicole Richie. In 2004 the FCC changed its policy on what was considered indecent; before 2004 the FCC banned vulgar language if they had repeated it again and again. In 2004, the FCC said that TV stations could be fined for violations if a vulgar and fleeting expletive was broadcast on live programs. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit…
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