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Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission

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Having found the legislation legal by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court sent the case back to the district court to see if they could determine whether the must-carry regulations "advanced an important governmental interest." The district court remained divided but ruled by a majority that Congress had enough information to come to the conclusion on 31 March 1997 that without the must-carry regulations that local broadcasters would be put in dire danger of losing their livelihoods.

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