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Cable Television Regulation:
Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission

Argued: Oct. 7, 1996 Decided: March 31, 1997
Vote: 5 to 4

At Issue: Whether Congress is violating the First Amendment by requiring cable operators to carry local broadcast stations.
Decision: The Court ruled that cable systems can be forced to carry local broadcast television stations.

Read the full text of the Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission decision at the FindLaw Internet Legal Resources Web site.

Listen to the Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission opinion announcement in RealAudio at the Oyez Oyez Oyez Web site.


Background from The Post
High Court Upholds Law Aiding Broadcasters (April 1, 1997)


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