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Court upholds decency rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand the Federal Communications Commission restrictions on indecent broadcasts. The court, without comment, left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the FCC can require that any indecent programming be aired only between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The free-speech challenge to the FCC regulations was brought by broadcasters and several advocacy groups. The appeals court, which reversed a lower court ruling against the ban last June, ruled the government "has a compelling interest in protecting children under the age of 18 from exposure to indecent broadcasts."

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