FCC drops discussion of media ownership rules from meeting agenda

[JURIST] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official wesbite] dropped a scheduled review of its media ownership rules from the agenda of its scheduled monthly open meeting [FCC release] Thursday. Some of the restrictive rules had been overturned [PDF opinion] by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, a decision that the US Supreme Court recently let stand without comment [JURIST report], leaving reconsideration up to the FCC. The Commission had been expected to ask for public comment, the first step in the formulation of new rules, but the unexpected exclusion of the item from the agenda may be indicative of problems the commissioners are having agreeing on an appropriate process. AP has more.

 

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