1 Today children are likely exposed to indecent language in
1. Today, children are likely exposed to indecent language in various media far more often than they were in the 1970s, when the Federal Communications Commission first began to sanction indecent speech. Does this mean that we need more—or less—stringent regulation of broadcasts? Explain.
2. Technological advances have made it easier for broadcasters to “bleep out” offending words in the programs that they air. Does this development support a more stringent—or less stringent—enforcement policy by the Federal Communications Commission? Explain.
3. Should an administrative agency be locked into its first interpretation of a statute? Why or why not?
4. Did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reject the FCC’s reasons for its actions because the court disagreed with those reasons? Explain.

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