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Are Campaign Ads Coming to PBS?

Last Thursday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down a seven-decade-old ban on political ads on noncommercial TV and radio stations. Not surprisingly, the prospect that Elmo and the Dowager Countess now might have to share the airwaves with attack ads prompted a mild freakout. Former PBS board member and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norman Ornstein told Reuters that the decision might "fundamentally change the character of public television and radio.
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Court overturns ban on political ads on public TV, radio stations

Industries / Entertainment Industry : Company Town (2 years ago)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a ruling that throws out a congressional statute prohibiting public radio and television stations from accepting political advertisements. The court kept intact rules banning ... Read Post

Appeals court reinstates Montana campaign donation limits

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (2 years ago)

Just a week ago, a federal judge struck down Montana's campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional. In a surprise move, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought the limits back. Read Post

9th Circuit: Public Radio, TV Stations Can Run Political Advertising

Industries / Law : The Blog of LegalTimes (2 years ago)

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional the ban on political and public issue advertisements on noncommercial radio and television stations, rejecting the government's concern about the dilution o... Read Post


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