Supreme Court won't reinstate fine for Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction

Friday June 29th, 2012

Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction almost cost CBS a record-setting $550,000 in fines. (Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)

A day after ruling on the landmark health care policy, the Supreme Court has decided against reinstating a fine ticketed to CBS in 2004, a report from The Associated Press states.

The infamous wardrobe malfunction from the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show would have cost CBS a record-setting $550,000 in fines. But the highest court in the land ruled against the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to impose the fine.

The FCC's ruling on fleeting indecent words and images changed a month after Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson on stage to the millions watching around the world. Appeals court judges said because the rule changed after the incident, the fine was "arbitrary and capricious."

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