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Supreme Court Watch: FOX to FCC -- WTF?new

In the case before the Court on Election Day, FCC v. Fox Television Stations, five different networks stood up to the Federal Communications Commission, whose tightening of profanity regulations in recent years has been compared to "a Victorian crusade" by former officials of the FCC itself.
San Antonio Current  |  Martha B. Lackritz  |  11-14-2008  |  Media

Pasties in Public? Not in Colorado Springsnew

Turns out the city's public indecency ordinance prohibits exposure of the "genitals or buttocks of either sex or the breast or breasts of a female." Lt. David Whitlock, a police department spokesman, says officers twice asked the women to either put on shirts or leave the park. "That is a proper interpretation [of the law]," he says. "The only statutory defense is breast-feeding."
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  08-01-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Nipple? We Don't See No Stinkin' Nipplenew

The most shocking thing about the Janet Jackson-Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl was its brevity. And yet somehow in that split second, an America that was still reeling from the realization that it was not invincible, that it too could be attacked, found a way to fight back. At what exactly we were never quite sure. But, boy oh boy, did it ever cause a bustle in our collective hedgerow.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  07-23-2008  |  Media

Is Nudity the New Normal?new

On warm days, a topless Kimberly Parrott casually walks her Lab cross, Underdog, in the parks of New Westminster and Burnaby.
The Georgia Straight  |  Pieta Woolley  |  06-23-2008  |  Culture

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