We know you can’t use the f-word as a verb or noun on television. Just to be clear, you can’t use it as an adjective either. The Wall Street Journal reports:
The Supreme Court is giving tentative approval to government regulation of the use of even a single curse word on live television.
Somehow, this is all Bono’s fault. Bloody hell.
But the SCOTUS ruling wasn’t a complete loss for free speech advocates:
But the court, in a 5-4 decision Tuesday, is refusing to pass judgment on whether the Federal Communications Commission’s “fleeting expletives” policy is in line with First Amendment guarantees of free speech. The justices say a federal appeals court should weigh the constitutionality of the policy.
Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the 5-4 majority.
Court Upholds FCC ‘Fleeting Expletive’ Rule [Wall Street Journal]