FCC Asks Supremes to Hear Case

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.