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FCC Keeps Up Fight Over Wardrobe Malfunction

The Obama administration isn't dropping its fight to fine CBS for airing Janet Jackson's 2004 Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction", asking the Supreme Court on Wednesday to review an appeals court decision throwing out the fine.

But the Federal Communications Commission also asked the high court to wait until it rules in the coming weeks on a second case, known commonly as "Fox II", about airing obscene language on television. This case involves airing of live television shows in which celebrities such as Cher used foul language, and an episode of ABC's "NYPD Blue" that showed a woman's bare backside.

"The Court's decision in "Fox II" may shed light on the proper resolution of this case," U.S. Solicitor-General Donald Verrilli and his team write in their submission.

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