Court To Return To Janet Jackson/Super Bowl Ruling Once Again
May 4, 2009
The saga of Janet Jackson, "Nipplegate" and the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show continues, as the U.S. Supreme Court today ordered further consideration of the $550,000 fine leveled against CBS TV stations. The order is in favor of a U.S. government appeal, and sends the case back to a federal appeals court for further review, according to Reuters.
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold federal power to regulate "fleeting expletives" on live television. The decision to review the Super Bowl case stemmed from last week's ruling.
A U.S. court of appeals in Philadelphia had already ruled in favor of CBS in the case, adding that the FCC acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" with their fine.