FCC to ask appeals court to rehear fin-syn rules case

The Federal Communications Commission this week will ask the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the financial interest and syndication rules case.

Sources said the FCC will support Hollywood’s call for all 11 judges in the Chicago court to review the case.

FCC member James Quello will dissent from the request, according to sources.

Last November, a three-judge panel from the Chicago court tossed out as “unreasoned and unreasonable” the FCC’s 1991 revisions to longstanding rules limiting a TV network’s ability to profit from syndication of Hollywood-produced programs.

Hollywood claims the three judges overstepped their authority by declaring that the new FCC rules cannot be supported.

Interested parties to the fin-syn case have been given until tomorrow to comment on whether all 11 Chicago judges should accept the case.

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