MEDIA
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Seeks To Challenge Fox Network Over Expletives

The Bush administration is seeking to challenge News Corporation's Fox Network before the Supreme Court after it lost a landmark indecency case against the media company in June.

Kevin Martin, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, confirmed on Wednesday that the Office of the Solicitor General would seek a review of the lower court decision, which found that the US media regulator had failed to provide a "reasoned explanation" for a "180-degree turn" on its treatment of "fleeting expletives" on broadcast television.

If the Supreme Court takes the case, it would represent the first high court review of broadcast speech since the 1970s.

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