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Court watchers won’t get read on Philly panel

Court watchers love to predict the outcome of lawsuits before proceedings
begin according to the leanings of judges assigned to a particular case.

Such prognostication isn't possible for motions to stay the Federal
Communications Commission's new broadcast-ownership rules, though, which will be
heard Wednesday by the Federal Appeals Court in Philadelphia.

Unlike many courts around the country, Philadelphia's Third Circuit doesn't
disclose who is assigned to a case until the judges walk in to begin
proceedings.