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ABC News: Citizens United Doesn’t Have to Show Film’s Donors

A federal appeals court has ruled that a conservative group can air a movie it has produced about Colorado politics without disclosing its financers.

The Denver Post reports ( ) the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ 3-0 ruling released Tuesday allows Virginia-based Citizens United to move forward with its film, “Rocky Mountain Heist.” The movie is about people the group says have influenced Colorado’s political swing to the left over the past decade.

Citizens United, which won the federal landmark case about campaign finance disclosure in 2010, sued after Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler said the movie fell under state campaign finance laws. A federal judge in September agreed the movie was electioneering that required disclosure.

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