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How did a robust and skeptical state like Colorado, with a century-long history of electing conservatives and Republicans, turn so blue with the 2008 election? That’s the subject of “Rocky Mountain Heist,” a documentary by the advocacy group Citizens United. A blue federal judge on Monday decided that Citizens United is not entitled to tell the story of how wealthy millionaires hijacked the state’s politics. This sounds familiar to anyone who has been listening. Citizens United was blocked by the...
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DENVER – Judge Brooke Jackson issued a curt decision today refusing to issue a federal injunction that would have allowed Citizens United to air and advertise a documentary on Colorado politics ahead of the November elections without disclosing funding behind any advertising related to the movie. Citizens United lawyer Ted Olson argued that Colorado’s disclosure laws unfairly privilege the press by not requiring them to disclose who funds reporting. He said Citizens United should either be given a press exemption...
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