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Red Lion Broadcasting v. FCC (1969)  [Findlaw]

 
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica (docket #: 77-528) (1978)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 04/18/1978
Decided 7/3/1978
Supreme Court Vote 5-4
 
IssueWhether a broadcast of patently offensive words dealing with sex and excretion may be regulated because of its content.
 
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