Cher accepts a lifetime achievement award at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards show. During the show Cher used the "F-word." The Supreme Court will heard arguments Tuesday in a First Amendment case that pits the Obama administration against the nation's television networks. The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Internet is awash in easily accessible adult material.
Cher accepts a lifetime achievement award at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards show. During the show Cher used the "F-word." The Supreme Court will heard arguments Tuesday in a First Amendment case that pits the Obama administration against the nation's television networks. The Supreme Court is considering whether government regulators may still police the airwaves for curse words and other coarse content at a time when so many Americans have unregulated cable television, and the Internet is awash in easily accessible adult material.
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published Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, with one justice suggesting it’s a moot point at a time when broadcast TV seems headed the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”

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