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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Citation:558 U.S. 310 (2010)
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Citizens United, a nonprofit corporation, sought to release a documentary, Hillary: The Movie. The statute prohibited corporations and unions from using general treasury funds to make independent expenditures that expressly advocate the election or defeat of a candidate through the media under certain conditions. Citizens United sought to release the movie in contravention of the statute.
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