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Supreme Court ruling could boost TV ad biz

21 January 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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 »

- By Paul J. Gough

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Supreme Court overturns campaign restrictions

21 January 2010 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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 »

- By Paul J. Gough

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