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Janet Jackson Super Bowl 'Wardrobe Malfunction': White House Asks Supreme Court To Reassess FCC Fine

Posted: 04/18/2012 3:21 pm Updated: 04/18/2012 3:40 pm

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Janet's Jackson's infamous 2004 'wardrobe malfunction' may be coming under scrutiny again.

The White House has asked the United States Supreme Court to review the Federal Communications Commission's decision to fine CBS $550,000 for airing a split-second shot of Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.

As Politico reports, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. is arguing that the $550,000 fine was warranted "because the indecency rules cover 'fleeting nudity.'"

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had earlier thrown out the fine against CBS as "arbitrary."

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Filed by Melissa Jeltsen  |