High Court To Rule On Citizens United Versus Fec

01.21.10 | FL News Team

The U.S. Supreme Court will hold a special public session this morning, where it is expected to render a decision on campaign finance regulation. The high court has been asked to decide if a politically charged film can be defined as a campaign ad. The case of Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission has been pending in the court since it was filed in August 2008. A federal court in Washington ruled that Citizens United, a non-profit organization that touts traditional American values, would not be allowed to air its film "Hillary: The Movie" on TV before the 2008 Democratic primaries. The federal restrictions at issue come from the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, better known as the McCain-Feingold law. Citizens United Productions has released 12 feature-length documentaries and filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."