Second Circuit Strikes Down FCC’s “Fleeting Expletive” Rule
The Legal Satyricon
JULY 13, 2010
Broadcasters and free speech wonks scored a major victory today as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the FCC’s “fleeting expletive rule for chilling protected speech because the rule was unconstitutionally vauge. The fleeting expletive prohibition required broadcasters to monitor live broadcasts and censor naughty words or face fines upwards of $300k. [.]. Huzzah!