Appeals Court Upholds Law Banning Political Ads On Public Radio And TV


An appeals court on Monday upheld a law banning political advertisements on public television and radio, according to the Washington Post.

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, Calif. in April 2012 struck down the ban on political adversisements and upheld a ban on for-profit company ads. The federal government then asked the full appeals court to review the laws again, according to the Post.

The Monday court decision ruled 9-2 that political ads “posed a threat to the noncommercial, educational nature of noncommercial educational programming,” according to the Post.