Makers of ‘Rocky Mountain Heist’ win major victory for political speech

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As Twitchy reported in September, the makers of “Rocky Mountain Heist,” a film critical of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his fellow Democrats, met a setback in court with a decision that required the group to disclose its donors and label the film as an electioneering communication under state law. Citizens United and its attorney Ted Olson argued that the nonprofit political organization deserved the same free-speech protections afforded to newspapers and television stations.

That wrong was righted today in a federal appeals court, which ruled that the film can be aired without disclosing its financers.

BREAKING: Read #10thCircuit order in #CitizensUnited II case here: #copolitics Attn: @rickhasen et al.

— CO Ethics Watch (@COEthicsWatch) October 14, 2014

David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, said in a statement, “Our film and its message are at the core of political speech protected by the First Amendment. For far too long Colorado’s campaign finance laws have burdened some speakers while protecting others. Today’s ruling is an important first step in overturning this discriminatory law.”

Free speech wins. Here's @citizens_united statement on 10th Circuit victory for #RockyMountainHeist today==>

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 14, 2014

@michellemalkin @Citizens_United Hooray for Citizens United; We need to keep fighting the good fight as citizens who believe in Constitution

— borninamerica (@moogoo3544) October 14, 2014



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