ACRU

Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

On January 14, 2009, the American Civil Rights Union filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in favor of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, arguing that prohibiting broadcast of the movie “Hillary: The Movie” violated the fundamental right of freedom of speech, not only for Citizens United and the individuals who contributed to produce the movie to advance their ideological viewpoint, but also for the viewers who would choose to watch the movie. The ACRU brief argues that these viewers “hold their own constitutionally protected, freedom of speech rights to watch and to listen to the movie and its speech.”

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