Today’s petitions of the day are:

Media General Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission

Docket: 11-691
Issue(s): Whether this Court should reconsider its decision in FCC v. National Citizen Committee for Broadcasting, that broadcast ownership restrictions are subject only to rational basis review.

Certiorari stage documents:

Tribune Company v. Federal Communications Commission

Docket: 11-696
Issue(s): (1) Whether the scarcity doctrine of Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC , should be overruled, thereby invalidating the Federal Communications Commission’s media ownership rules; and (2) whether the FCC’s continued restriction on the cross-ownership of newspapers and broadcast stations in the same market violates the First and Fifth Amendments because it singles out newspapers among all forms of mass communication for unequal treatment.

Certiorari stage documents:

National Association of Broadcasters v. Federal Communications Commission

Docket: 11-698
Issue(s): Whether the Third Circuit correctly upheld and retained future jurisdiction over media broadcast ownership rules promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission, where the D.C. Circuit previously held that the very local television ownership rule approved by the Third Circuit was arbitrary and capricious and not necessary in the public interest.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Media General Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, Tribune Company v. Federal Communications Commission, National Association of Broadcasters v. Federal Communications Commission, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kali Borkoski, Petitions of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 21, 2012, 6:00 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/01/petitions-of-the-day-2/