Supreme Court Reopens Nipple-Gate

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2009 10:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to consider reinstating a fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, the AP reports. The appeals court had ruled that the glimpse of Jackson’s breast, which lasted nine-sixteenths of a second, should have been considered “fleeting,” and hence not eligible for a fine.

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The high court’s decision to re-open the matter comes on the heels of last week’s narrow decision to allow the FCC to fine networks for even one utterance of a naughty word on live television. (Read more US Supreme Court stories.)

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