Washington -- Playboy Entertainment Group Inc. asked the
Supreme Court last week to affirm a lower court holding that a 1996 channel-scrambling law
violated the First Amendment rights of the adult network in attempting to eradicate
pornographic signal bleed in nonsubscribing cable homes.
Playboy filed the motion one month after the Department of
Justice asked the high court to overturn a three-judge panel, which had found that the law
was not the least restrictive means of accomplishing Congress' goal of protecting
children from inappropriate sexual sounds and images.