In June, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the FCC's "fleeting expletives" standard represented a "significant departure" from its previous regulatory standards, and vacated [opinion, PDF] a determination [FCC order] by the FCC that Fox Television broadcasts violated the FCC's indecency and profanity prohibitions because the FCC failed to articulate a reasoned basis for its change in policy pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act [text]. The FCC did not regulate fleeting expletives prior to 2004. AP has more.
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