WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court takes up a closely watched case on Tuesday examining when a documentary film may violate election law and become an illegal form of campaign advocacy.
The case centers on a Federal Election Commission (FEC) decision last year to block pay-per-view broadcasts of a 90-minute film called “Hillary: The Movie,” which presents a negative assessment of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s record as a senator and first lady. The film was produced by Citizens United, a Washington-based conservative group.
The justices are being asked to decide whether the FEC’s action was unconstitutional government censorship that violated the documentary producers’ free speech rights.
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