Imperfect Data on Minority, Female Ownership? Don’t Blame The FCC


In the Supreme Court’s 9-0 decision to reverse a Third Circuit appeals court’s remand of the 2017 cross-ownership rules rewrite, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh offered commentary on the data the FCC had with respect to assessing the effects of such a rule change on minority and female ownership.

In short, Kavanaugh said it’s not the Commission’s fault it has a “sparse record” on the subject.

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