Elections, Money, and the Court

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The United States Supreme Court (AP)
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The Supreme Court comes back next week — a month early — to hear a case that could alter American campaign finance.
The case centers on “Hillary: The Movie," an attack film made by a conservative not-for-profit group, which portrays 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a ruthless schemer. And that’s putting it gently.
Last year, a DC district court ruled that it violated campaign finance law. Now, the case the Supreme Court takes up next week is making for some awfully strange bedfellows.
This hour, On Point: unpacking the case that could change American politics.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Joan Biskupic, Supreme Court correspondent for USA Today. Her new book, "American Original: the Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia," will be released in November.

Tara Malloy, associate legal council for the Campaign Legal Center and lead lawyer in drafting the Center’s amicus brief defending the constitutionality of federal restrictions on corporate campaign spending.

Allison Hayward, assistant professor of law at George Mason University. She filed an amicus brief supporting the makers of “Hillary: the Movie” on behalf of herself and several other campaign finance scholars.

This program aired on September 3, 2009.


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