discussion 200 words
- Watch the attached video
- Answer the questions below
Description of Video:
The Supreme Court hears the case FCC v. Fox Television Stations that could ease regulations on the amount of swear words and nudity that is broadcast on public television. During oral arguments, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg says the FCC has been inconsistent in its rulings, while Justices Antonin Scalia and John Roberts say the public needs a few channels kept free from indecency.
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Title: Supreme Court Debates TV Obscenity Rules
Date: Jan 11, 2012
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Critical Thinking and Ethics Questions:
- What protections do you think businesses should have under the U.S. Constitution from governmental regulations to free speech? Explain
- What ethical responsibilities do you think the network/radio/internet companies have to protect children and impressionable teens from “obcene language”? Explain
- What is your opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s position on this topic? Be Specific.