Super Bowl Fine Nixed In Appeals Case
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:04:20
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The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. today, saying the Federal Communications Commission "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in response to 2004's breast-baring Super Bowl halftime show. You know, the one involving Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson.
"Like any agency, the FCC may change its policies without judicial second-guessing," the court explained in a statement. "But it cannot change a well-established course of action without supplying notice of and a reasoned explanation for its policy departure."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff