Censorship Before the SCOTUS

Well, today the Supreme Court of the United States is going to tackle one of those juicy cases.  You know, the type of case that will probably end up in an undergraduate pre-law class.  While I think cases like Pasquantino (the feds so too can use the wire fraud statute to prosecute failure to pay Canada’s excise taxes, so there!) and Alvarez-Machain (sure, it’s fine for the DEA to kidnap someone in Mexico and bring him to the United States for trial) are extraordinarily interesting, those cases never seem to end up in Intro to Law 101. However, today the SCOTUS will hear arguments in United States v. Eurodif, which tackles the thorny issue of whether federal anti-dumping laws apply to contracts for uranium enrichment….

Just kidding.  Eurodif isn’t going to challenge the canon.  But FCC v Fox Television Stations probably will, because it deals with the First Amendment and it deals with the FCC.  Everyone hates the FCC, it seems, whether it’s because it’s too lax or too restrictive (at the same time!), and I wouldn’t mind seeing the FCC lose on this one.  More on the case at the SCOTUSblog.