Citizen's United is a conservative group that has put together a "Swift Boaty" movie on Hillary called (cleverly enough) Hillary: the Movie. They are upset because a panel of judges ordered them to follow campaign finance reform laws for ads for the movie (meaning they must attach a disclaimer (my suggestion: "I'm Dick Morris and I approve this hooker.") and disclose their funders.) Needless to say, they feel their liberties are being infringed, and that their movie (which, much like Farenheit 9/11, just happens to come out during an election season) is merely an objective documentary to show that (in the really funny to any real liberal words of Dick Morris) Hillary is "the closest thing we have in America to a European socialist."
To the judges credit (although this might be a little inappropriate from judges) they were skeptical and even openly laughed when the lawyer compared the movie to Nova. The panel (and the two Republican appointees were the harshest) made sure that Citizens United had to follow the campaign finance laws for this political hack piece. And, Citizens United was properly and predictably outraged.
Here's the beauty of all this. A short 4 years ago, Citizens United led the charge to keep the aforementioned Farenheit 9/11 from advertising during the election. Hmm. Sounds like a flip-flop to me.
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