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Bloomberg: Election Spending to Exceed $6 Billion Thanks Partly to Jim Bopp

An article today about Jim Bopp, one of our attorneys for Citizens United v. FEC and a warrior for free speech:

“It’s so complicated to win big victories that you have to go after these cases piecemeal,” said David Bossie, president of Citizens United, the Washington-based advocacy group that hired Bopp to bring the case that bears its name.

The victory was somewhat bittersweet. When the case reached the Supreme Court, Citizens United hired former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson to argue the case rather than Bopp. While “disappointed” by that decision, Bopp said, he thought “we certainly accomplished a lot in the case.”

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Bossie, who made the switch, said he did so after learning of Olson’s record of winning more than 75 percent of his cases before the Supreme Court.

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