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Bossie: Colorado Infringing On Citizens United’s First Amendment Rights

Washington, DC — Citizens United President David N. Bossie released the following statement concerning the decision of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office determining that Citizens United’s forth coming documentary film does not fall within the scope of the campaign finance law’s exemptions for the news media and ordinary business activity.

“Although we are disappointed with the decision, this is not the first time a ruling has not gone our way and we ultimately prevailed with that case at the United States Supreme Court,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “The decision states the Secretary of State’s Office is hamstrung by the Colorado courts, which have instructed that office to disregard the commands of the First Amendment in construing Colorado’s campaign finance law. With this decision it is my core belief that the State of Colorado is infringing on Citizens United’s First Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution. All options are on the table as we evaluate.”

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