Monday, June 29, 2009

Supreme Court Unsure on Clinton Documentary

A few months ago, it was posted that a documentary bashing Hillary Clinton (that was released while she was still campaigning for a presidential bid) was involved in a free speech/campaign finance case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Surprisingly, the justices postponed their ruling and demanded more focused arguments from both sides in this case.

For those who need a refresher, the issue at hand is whether or not the 90-minute Hillary: The Movie (and its promotional television ads) is subject to strict campaign finance laws on political advocacy or is instead a constitutionally protected form of speech. The court will reconvene in September to hear the case, which could potentially make Obama's Supreme Court justice appointment all the more important.

Both Fox News (good details) and CNN (good summary) provide more depth on this story if you are interested.

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