Comments: Fuck This Shitty Indecency Bill

What about swear words made up of two other words? For instance, can someone say, "Finish it" even though it contains "shit"?

Posted by Jeremy at July 26, 2007 08:09 PM

"The Protecting Children from Indecent Programming Act introduced by Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) would effectively overturn the court decision..."

I agree with you sentiments, but as to the specifics, no it wouldn't. Not effectively, anyway. The court previously decided the issue narrowly as a matter of applying the APA: it was an administrative law decision. Since this bill would create a stutute later in time than the APA, it would trump the APA to the extent they conflict. It wouldn't, however, trump the First Amendment or the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment, matters that the court didn't have to reach because it was able to decide the questions on statutory grounds.

Posted by Dave J at July 26, 2007 09:19 PM
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