Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case arose from a political documentary called… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case arose from a political documentary called Hillary: The Movie. The film’s producers lost a Federal Election Commission and lower court decision that prohibited them from distributing it on a video-on-demand service on grounds that it violated a McCain-Feingold ban on corporate money being used for electioneering.

The court originally heard arguments of this case in March 2009 and asked the attorneys involved to provide additional briefs. The Court held this rehearing in a special session before the official start of the term on Monday, October 5, 2009. It was the first oral argument heard by Justice Sotomayor. 

This program contained the audio recording released by the court immediately after the arguments were presented. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.

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Program ID:
288797-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 9, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 28, 2010

Airing Details

  • Sep 09, 2009 | 11:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2009 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 09, 2009 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 10, 2009 | 4:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 13, 2009 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 26, 2010 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 26, 2010 | 6:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 28, 2010 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 28, 2010 | 5:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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