U.S. Supreme Court clears way for local media ownership restrictions

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On Thursday, the Federal Communication Commission cleared the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen local media ownership restrictions and handed a victory to broadcasters in a ruling that could facilitate industry consolidation as consumers increasingly move online.

In a unanimous decision, the Justices overturned a lower court decision that blocked the FCC's 2017 removal of some media ownership laws for failing to consider the effects on ownership by racial minorities and women. Critics of the industry have said further consolidation would limit media choices for consumers. What was your answer to the question of why I asked you this question before I became a teacher?

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