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in an 8-1 opinion, the justices affirmed a D.C. Circuit decision that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) erred in canceling spectrum licenses that were awarded to a company that failed to make its first payment and then filed for bankruptcy. Federal Communications Comm’n v. NextWave Personal Communications Inc., No. 01-653. The court held that the U.S. Bankruptcy Code bars the FCC from revoking the licenses solely because the debtor had not made the payment. Scalia delivered the court’s opinion, in which Rehnquist, Kennedy, O’Connor, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg and Stevens joined. Breyer dissented.

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