Rockefeller on Supreme Court's Decision on Indecency Standards

June 21, 2012

JDR Head ShotWASHINGTON, D.C.— Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision today on the Federal Communications Commission's enforcement of its "fleeting expletives" policy:

“I am encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision today to throw out the ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on regulating broadcast indecency standards.  The decision leaves in place the FCC’s authority to protect children from indecent programming.  This is a victory for those of us who believe that we must be doing more, not less, to give the FCC and parents all across America the resources they need to protect their children from indecent programming.”