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On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Citizens United v. FEC.  The Court struck down as inconsistent with the First Amendment a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act regarding independent expenditures by corporations that the FEC had said would forbid the airing of advertisements about a documentary about Hillary Clinton that Citizens United sought to air during the 2008 primary season.  This podcast will discuss the decision.


  • Prof. Richard L. Hasen, Loyola Law School
  • Mr. Steve Simpson, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Moderator: Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California Los Angeles School of Law