FCC Asks Supremes to Hear Case

    FILE - In this Sunday Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, entertainer Janet Jackson, left, covers her breast after her outfit came undone during the half time performance with Justin Timberlake  at Super Bowl XXXVIII  in Houston. The Supreme Court on Monday, May 4, 2009 ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. (AP Photo/David Phillip, File)

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    The Federal Communications Commission asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to review its $550,000 fine given CBS after Janet Jackson’s halftime “wardrobe malfunction” during the halftime show of the 2004 Super Bowl. The Second Circuit threw out the fine as arbitrary and capricious, as well as another FCC fine against Fox for profanity during an awards show. The FCC asked the Supreme Court to hold its petition in abeyance until it had ruled on the Fox case; the high court is expected to deliver a decision in a couple of months.

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