TV Networks in search of activist judges

Networks fighting back over indecency fines:

After years of coming under assault in Washington on accusations of indecent programming, U.S. television networks have decided to fight back.

With no allies among either the Democrats or the Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission, nor any significant ones in Congress, the four broadcast networks, joined by the Hearst-Argyle Television group of stations, embarked late last week on a low- risk strategy of turning to the courts.

There, they are hoping to find a solid majority – perhaps ultimately on the Supreme Court – of liberal and libertarian judges who are more sympathetic to their First Amendment arguments.

Hah! Yeah, good luck getting Roberts and Alito to find any so-called “right to free speech” anywhere in constitutional law.

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