citizens united

Fairness, not free-speech, at stake in Citizens United vs. FEC case?

By |2019-03-14T17:33:29-04:00September 11th, 2009|Blog|

On Wednesday, September 9th , the Supreme Court reheard arguments in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission (see our coverage of this case here and here).  The issues addressed in the rehearing were much broader than the question whether  Hillary: The Movie, a 90-minute documentary attacking Hilary Clinton, may be considered electioneering communication. As Marjorie Heins of [...]

Update on Citizens United v. FEC: Campaign Finance Reform and Free Speech

By |2019-03-15T17:03:11-04:00September 9th, 2009|Blog|

Earlier this year, we covered Citizens United v. FEC, a Supreme Court case on the constitutionality of federal election laws.  As we explained in April, “the Court, among other things, needs to determine whether Hillary: The Movie, a 90 minute documentary about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign with a decidedly conservative bias, is considered an “electioneering communication,” or a political editorial [...]

Hillary: The Movie: Political commentary or just a really long political ad?

By |2019-03-13T15:12:40-04:00April 1st, 2009|Blog|

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the matter of Citizens United v. The Federal Election Commission, Case no. 08-205. This is an interesting case in that the Court, among other things, needs to determine whether Hillary: The Movie, a 90 minute documentary about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign with a decidedly conservative bias, is considered an “electioneering communication,” [...]