Thursday, August 20, 2009

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Below are links to a number of articles and/or posts regarding Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, currently pending before the Supreme Court. The Washington Post stated: "In a surprise move on the last day of the term, the court announced that it would hold a new argument in the case -- and that it would consider overruling two precedents upholding limits on corporate money in the political process."

The rehearing is set for argument on September 9, 2009. The issue in the case is: "Whether federal campaign finance laws apply to a critical film about Senator Hillary Clinton intended to be shown in theaters and on-demand to cable subscribers."

SCOTUSwiki page which includes links to the briefs and a summary;
SCOTUS Blog's post titled Reply briefs in Citizens United;
SCOTUS Blog's post titled Campaign finance hearing expanded;
SCOTUS Blog's post titled New plea to join Sept. 9 argument;
SCOTUS Blog's post titled Supplemental Briefs in Citizens United;

Here, from the Election Law Blog, is the Wyoming Liberty Group and Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation request to the Supreme Court to participte in oral argument for as long as one minute.


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