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9th Circuit upholds advertising ban on public TV/radio

Minority Television Project Inc. had sued to allow advertising on its public TV channel

One of the few areas that the long arm of advertising has not touched is public TV and radio, as federal law prevents broadcasters who receive money from the government from airing paid ads for political candidates, issue advocacy or corporations.

Now, those waiting for the end of that advertising respite will need to wait a little longer —the 9th Circuit upheld federal law on Dec. 2, voting 9-2 to strike down a California non-profit group’s challenge to broadcast advertisements on its public TV station.

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