High Court Weighs Policy Against Curse Words on TV

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Internet is awash in easily accessible adult material. The justices are hearing arguments Tuesday in a First Amendment case that pits the Obama administration against the nation’s television networks. The material at issue includes the isolated use of expletives as well as fines against broadcasters who showed a woman’s nude buttocks on a 2003 episode of ABC’s “NYPD Blue.” A federal appeals court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s regulation of so-called indecent material.

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