Sean L asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

What did the supreme court rule under the case: Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. Federal Communications Commission?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. Federal Communications Commission, 395 U.S. 367 (1969), established the doctrine that broadcast television stations (and by logical extension, radio stations) are full First Amendment speakers whose editorial speech could not be regulated absent good reason. However, because they were granted government licenses on a scarce radio spectrum, they could be regulated to preserve openness in covering news by the FCC.

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