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Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission
The Act included provisions that required cable companies to carry local television stations. These “must-carry” provisions were controversial, in that Petitioners argued they were an abrogation of their First Amendment rights, not to subscribe to other viewpoints. The District Court granted summary judgment for the Respondent, the FCC (Respondent), noting that the governmental interest in including the “must-carry” outweighed the infringement on Petitioners’ speech. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) granted certiorari.
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