Telecom bill outlaws Supreme Court decisions?
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 96 04:13:45 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Telecom bill outlaws Supreme Court decisions?
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (NormanS)
From: email@example.com (Carl M. Kadie)
At long last, the full text of the Supreme Court's _FCC v. Pacifica_
decision is online. This is the decision that constitutionally defines
The decision itself contains many references to the words that made
the material in question indecent. It also contains a full transcript of
the indecent material.
Under the terms of the Telecom bill, soon to be law, making this
Supreme Court decision generally available is a crime punishable by 2
years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
You might think that because this decision is talking about indecency,
it is exempt from indecency rules. If you read the decision you will
find that there is no such exemption. The material that the Supreme
Court found to be indecent was a radio program about indecency rules.
Welcome to the InfoFuture, where even case law must be kept under lock
[The decision is available from the EFF's Legal archive.
© 1996 Peter Langston