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Supreme Court ruling could boost TV ad biz

Supreme Court ruling could boost TV ad biz
The U.S. Supreme Court's loosening of restrictions on political ad spending by corporations and others will bring some joy to the hard-hit spot TV industry and make it even more likely that 2010 will be a record year for political ad revenue.

Ruling 5-4 in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the court freed business, unions and nonprofits from some of 2002's McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. The law had limited political spending by those groups within 30 days of a primary and 60 days of a general election.

The case arose over "Hillary: The Movie," a 2008 film by Citizens United -- a conservative group led by veteran Republican campaign operative David Bossie -- that was severely critical of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Federal Elections Committee restricted the film's advertising during the campaign, and a panel of judges agreed, calling the film an extended campaign ad. Conservative groups decried that decision
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Supreme Court overturns campaign restrictions

Supreme Court overturns campaign restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court's loosening of restrictions on political ad spending by corporations and others will bring some joy to the hard-hit spot TV industry and make it even more likely that 2010 will be a record year for political ad revenue.

Ruling 5-4 in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, the court freed business, unions and nonprofits from some of 2002's McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. The law had limited political spending by those groups within 30 days of a primary and 60 days of a general election.

The case arose over "Hillary: The Movie," a 2008 film by Citizens United -- a conservative group led by veteran Republican campaign operative David Bossie -- that was severely critical of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Federal Elections Committee restricted the film's advertising during the campaign, and a panel of judges agreed, calling the film an extended campaign ad. Conservative groups decried that decision
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Deflation On Hill

'When Hillary Clinton's once- inevitable presidential campaign became this year's Betamax, the anti-Hillary industry was left bereft, its dreams of selling Hillary voodoo dolls and barf bags suddenly dashed," writes James Kirchick in Portfolio magazine.

David Bossie could not release 'Hillary: The Movie' during her campaign because of Federal Election Commission regulations. The restrictions were lifted, "but the movie's potential audience seems greatly diminished."

A Web site, StopHerNow.com, has changed its name to Stop-Him-Now.com. Its credo is "Saving America from the radical leftist agenda of Barack Obama.
See full article at New York Post »

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