Unfair Treatment of the Fairness Doctrine: Arkansas AFL-CIO v. FCC
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Petregal, Laura A.
INTRODUCTION|Before Congress enacted legislation to regulate private broadcast communications, the airwaves were filled with a "cacophony of competing voices, none of which could be clearly and predictably heard." Market forces alone had failed to allocate fairly limited broadcast frequencies. To alleviate this chaos, Congress passed the Communications Act of 1934 ("Act"), which created a public system of permits and licenses, to govern the private control of the broadcast industry. Congress created the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to enforce the Act and to allocate broadcast licenses. However, Congress did not grant unrestrained authority to the FCC...
27 Creighton L. Rev. 875 (1993-1994)
Creighton University School of Law