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Hilary: The Movie gets Supreme Court Showing

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:11 AM
This movie has been out since before the election but, is now receiving attention from the Supreme Court after the government yanked the movie from being available on Video on Demand. The movie is said to be critical of Hilary Clinton and uses 'push button' tactics. It is not made obvious to the viewer that this documentary was paid with corporate funds of Citizens United. Federal campaign laws forbid the use of coporate funds or union money.

Supporters of the movie claim the pulling of the movie from video on demand is censorship.

March 24, 2009 ยท Hillary: The Movie, a slashing critique of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, is taking center stage Tuesday at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the film's producers are using it to challenge the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.That means the producing organization must publicly disclose who paid for the movie, and any broadcast ad must have a tag line disclosing the sponsoring organization and disclaiming any connections to any candidate's campaign. In addition, the court said, the movie could not be broadcast 30 days before a primary election.

But that doesn't mean that a movie like this couldn't be shown, says Scott Nelson, who represents Sens. John McCain and Russ Feingold.

"There's no prohibition on running any kind of political advertising," he says. "It's just a question of how it's funded."

Source: NPR

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