FCC Fines of NYPD Blue Held Unconstitutional

We win again. The FCC’s fines against NYPD Blue were found unconstitutional by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based on its recent decision in Fox v. FCC. The Court agreed with CV, an amicus curiae in the case, that the Commission’s arbitrary and capricious indecency policy put creative, challenging, controversial, non-homogenized broadcast television programming at risk.

The Court’s decision is here. Our discussion of the case and its principles are at Center for Creative Voices in Media: News.