Dec. 2, 2013 -

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a ban on political and public-issue commercials on public TV stations. Minority Television Project, licensee of KMTP in San Mateo, Calif., is a key party in the case, stemming from fines imposed by the FCC in 2003. NPR and PBS had filed an amicus brief urging the court to uphold the ban.