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A conservative group hoping to air a documentary critical of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democrats met a setback in court today. Citizens United attorney Ted Olson has argued that the nonprofit political organization deserved the same free-speech protections afforded to newspapers and television stations. The Denver Post reported last week: Citizens United asked the court to void a decision from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that required… Read more…...
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A federal judge on Monday rejected an effort by the conservative group Citizens United to air a documentary critical of Colorado Democrats without disclosing its donors as required by state law. Citizens United argued it fell under protections for media outlets and its “Rocky Mountain Heist” film did not constitute electioneering communications. The organization, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court… Read more…...
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A conservative group’s push to air a documentary aimed at Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democrats met resistance in federal court Tuesday, as a judge pushed back against Citizens United’s effort to avoid campaign disclosure laws. U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson expressed skepticism as he pressed Citizens United attorney Ted Olson, the former U.S. Solicitor General, on his argument that the nonprofit political organization deserved the same free-speech protections afforded to newspapers and television stations. Citizens United asked...
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