Citizens United v. FEC (2010)

Citizens United v. FEC (2010)


Citizens United is a non-profit corporation that collects about 12 million dollars a year in donations mostly from average citizens, but also some times from for-profit corporations. During the time Senator Hillary Clinton was running for office Citizens United made a movie called Hillary which was mostly negative things about Clinton. Citizens United ran advertisement for their movie on television. In Section 411b it makes it a felony for any corporation to run advertisement within 30 days of a primary, and 60 days within a general election.


Is the BCRA section 441b unconstitutional as applied?




Government may not suppress political speech based on corporate identity. There is no governmental interest in suppressing this speech.

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