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Court to reconsider pirates' LPFM ban decision

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Federal judges Friday agreed to rehear a case that led to a decision striking
down government rules barring all former pirate-radio operators from holding
low-power radio licenses.

The Federal Communications Commission asked for a rehearing before the entire
lineup of the Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C.

In February, a three-judge panel of the court ruled that the blanket ban was
too broad.

The FCC argued that the original ruling -- based on an earlier court decision
striking down a law aimed solely at restricting Rupert Murdoch's U.S. media
holdings -- would create "a wholly unwarranted judicial intrusion into Congress'
domain."

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