Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1 High Court to hear appeal over anti-Clinton movie 
    LTC Member Odysseus's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    FT Belvoir, VA
    High Court to hear appeal over anti-Clinton movie

    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a conservative group that wanted to promote and air its anti-Hillary Clinton movie without complying with a landmark campaign finance law.

    The justices, in an order Friday, said they will review a lower court ruling that Citizens United's "Hillary: The Movie" was clearly intended to influence people to vote against Clinton in her run for the presidency.

    A three-judge court in Washington unanimously said the group, which is partly funded by corporations, had to attach a disclaimer and disclose its donors in order to run ads promoting the movie.

    James Bopp, Jr., the group's lawyer, has devised repeated legal challenges to the 2003 campaign finance law that sets limits on corporate- and union-funded political ads that run close to elections and identify candidates.

    Although the Supreme Court invalidated those restrictions for ads that are not express advocacy, the judges who ruled in this case said the movie could be seen as nothing but anti-Clinton and intended to influence voters.

    It was produced solely "to inform the electorate that Sen. Clinton is unfit for office, that the United States would be a dangerous place in a President Hillary Clinton world, and that viewers should vote against her," the judges said in a unanimous ruling.

    © 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.

    So how is it that Fahrenheit 911 and W, which were financed by corporations (y'know, movie studios), weren't subject to this ruling?
    Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.

    Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
    Reply With Quote  

  2. #2  
    CU's Tallest Midget! PoliCon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    Because attacking the right is okay.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
    Reply With Quote  

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts