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NAB Files Reply Brief with SCOTUS on Media Ownership


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NAB filed with the Supreme Court on Friday in its media ownership appeal. The reply brief is related to an appeal by the FCC and NAB to the Supreme Court of a ruling by the Third Circuit that blocked the FCC's 2017 quadrennial review order implementing changes to its broadcast ownership rules. Oral arguments are scheduled for January 19. The FCC's media ownership order had sought to:

  • Eliminate the ban on owning a print newspaper and any radio or TV station in the same market

  • Remove the restrictions on owning radio stations along with a TV station in the same market

  • Revise the rule that limits the ownership of TV stations in local markets

  • Reverse its previous decision effectively banning the joint sale of even modest amounts of advertising time by two same-market TV stations

  • Reform the FCC's approach to embedded markets

The reply brief can be found here.

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