‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ Returns

The “wardrobe malfunction” heard round the world–when Janet Jackson exposed her right breast for nine-sixteenths of a second onstage at the Super Bowl in 2004–is still under discussion in court. The FCC instated a $550,000 fine to CBS, but an appeals court threw out the fine last year. And now, the Supreme Court is ordering the federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS. That’s a whole lot of legal labor for, er, nine-sixteenths of a striptease.