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
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'