The Supreme Court is ordering a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. over Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl.
The lower court had ruled in CBS' favor, saying the Federal Communications Commission had failed to enforce its long-held approach of applying identical standards to words and images when reviewing complaints of indecency.
The FCC had fined the network $550,000 over Jacksons' breast-baring performance at the 2004 Super Bowl.
The order follows the high court ruling last week that narrowly upheld the FCC's policy threatening fines against even one-time uses of curse words on live television.
The FCC appealed to the Supreme Court. The case had been put off while the justices dealt with a challenge led by Fox Television against the FCC's policy on fleeting expletives.