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CBS Appeals Fine Over Janet Jackson Incident

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July 29, 2006|From the Associated Press

CBS asked a federal appeals court to set aside the $550,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission against the broadcaster for airing Janet Jackson's breast-baring performance during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

The television network said the fine was "unconstitutional, contrary to the Communications Act and FCC rules and generally arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law."

The petition for review was filed in the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. CBS agreed to turn over the fine money, a prerequisite for filing the appeal.

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