Third Circuit Denies Full-Court Review of Media Ownership Decision


According to a copy of the decision, released Tuesday, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has declined a broadcaster petition for en banc rehearing of its media ownership ruling.

A three-judge panel of the court in July voted 2-1 to vacate the FCC's loosening of the newspaper-broadcast crossownership ban (though on procedural grounds), smacked down some of its ownership diversity efforts, and supported the decision not to loosen other ownership regs.

Broadcasters then sought a rehearing by the full court, which Monday released its decision. The vote was 4-3 not to re-hear the case.