What happens when a television station forgets to bleep the swear words? Fox Broadcasting learned the hard way after two incidents in 2002 and 2003 where Cher and Nicole Richie cursed on live television.
After the incident, the Federal Communications Commission enacted a new law, saying that it would fine stations that allowed such incidents to occur. Then, Fox did the expected -- it sued the Federal Communications Commission. The case eventually made it to the Second Circuit. And now, it's with the "Big Nine" on the bench.
The Supreme Court will once again be reviewing the controversial Second Circuit Court of Appeals case next term. This is not the first time the case has been before the Supreme Court, as it had been remanded to the Second Circuit in 2009.