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Court limits indecent broadcasts

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In a blow to radio and TV, the federal appeals court in Washington affirmed Friday the federal government's right to limit indecent broadcasts to between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. In its 7-4 decision, the court majority also made clear its belief that indecent broadcasts could be constitutionally banned until after midnight.

"We find that the government has a compelling interest in protecting children under the age of 18 from exposure to indecent broadcasts," said the court majority, in a decision written by Judge James Buckley. Broadcasters and other parties are expected to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

Copyright June 1995 Crain Communications Inc.

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