Hillary: The Movie

Hillary: The Movie is a 2008 political Citizens United. The film was scheduled to be offered as video-on-demand on cable TV right before the Democratic primaries in January 2008, but the federal government blocked it.[1] The blocking of the film's airing was the subject of the court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The documentary interviewed various conservative figures such as Dick Morris and Ann Coulter and reviewed various scandals which Hillary Clinton allegedly participated in, such as the White House travel office controversy, White House FBI files controversy, Whitewater controversy, and cattle future controversy.[2]

Legal case

In early 2008, the case, known as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, was brought to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. This court sided with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that Hillary: The Movie could not be shown on television right before the 2008 Democratic primaries under the McCain-Feingold Act.[3]

The Supreme Court docketed this case on August 18, 2008,[4] and heard oral arguments on March 24, 2009.[5][6][7] A decision was expected sometime in the early summer months of 2009.[8] However, on June 29, 2009, the Supreme Court issued an order directing the parties to re-argue the case on September 9 after issuing briefs on larger issues. The court ruled 5-4 in 2010 that spending limits in the McCain-Feingold act were unconstitutional, allowing essentially unlimited contributions by corporations and unions to political action committees. This was one of the most controversial rulings of the term.

See also


  1. ^ First Read - A win for 'Hillary: The Movie'?
  2. ^ http://www.loc.gov/law/help/citizens-united.php
  3. ^ 'Hillary, the Movie' case to be reheard - UPI.com
  4. ^ Docket for 08-205. U.S. Supreme Court
  5. ^ Barnes, Robert (2009-03-15). Hillary: The Movie' to Get Supreme Court Screening"'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  6. ^ Ross, Lee (2009-03-18). "March 24: Hillary Clinton Film Challenged". Fox News. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ Holland, Jesse J. (2009-03-21). "'"Now showing at Supreme Court: 'Hillary: The Movie. Associated Press. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ Adam, Liptak (2009-03-25). "Justices Consider Interplay Between First Amendment and Campaign Finance Laws". The New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 

External links

  • Hillary: The Movie at the Internet Movie database
  • Official website
  • Movie on Vimeo
  • http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0324/p02s01-usju.html
  • http://www.slate.com/id/2214514/
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