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Home Box Office, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
567 F.2d 9 (D.C. Cir. 1977)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (defendant) proposed new and amended restrictions on what cable programmers could provide on television. After the comment period, the FCC met with many interested parties and attempted to negotiate an outcome that all would find acceptable. After the final rule was adopted, Home Box Office and a number of other parties (plaintiffs) challenged it, arguing that the FCC impermissibly engaged in ex parte communications leading up to the final rule, including communications that took place after the rulemaking record should have been closed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
Concurrence (MacKinnon, J.)
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