Clarence Thomas on FCC Rule Rewrite: Third Circuit Reversal Warranted


The November 2017 “modernization” of the FCC’s cross-ownership media rules and erasure of the “eight voices test” for TV — a move that also saw the end of the television JSA attribution role — was officially given the green light in a 9-0 Supreme Court ruling released April 1.

In the 20-page opinion is a separate note, appearing following the Opinion of the Court penned by Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is a concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas.

Thomas was compelled to note “another, independent reason why reversal” of the Third Circuit’s remand order, is warranted.

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