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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Involving Anti-Clinton Movie

Posted Mar 24, 2008 9:51 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The U.S. Supreme Court has summarily rejected an appeal by a group that wants to buy ads promoting an anti-Hillary Clinton movie without complying with campaign finance laws.

The decision lets stand a ruling by a federal district court that requires the group, Citizens United, to attach a disclaimer and disclose its donors, the Associated Press reports. Citizens United had contended its ads were commercial speech and not subject to the campaign laws.

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, Citizens United v. FEC, for “want of jurisdiction,” SCOTUSblog reports. The blog says the case has not been tried, and Citizens United could still pursue an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in its quest for a permanent injunction against enforcement of the campaign law.

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