Washington, DC — Citizens United won an important court battle today, which will not only enhance the First Amendment in Colorado but also nationwide. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Citizens United in its emergency injunction in Citizens United v. Gessler. Now Citizens United Productions will be able to launch its latest documentary, Rocky Mountain Heist, which explores the liberal takeover of once a reliable Red state.
“Today the 10th Circuit embraced the First Amendment and issued an emergency injunction ensuring that Citizens United can bring its latest film, Rocky Mountain Heist, to the people of Colorado,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “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.”
“Citizens United’s investigative documentary about politics and elections in Colorado is at the very core of what the First Amendment protects,” said Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and lead lawyer for Citizens United. “Its contribution to the marketplace of ideas is every bit as important and deserving of the First Amendment’s protection as that of our newspapers and broadcasters. We are deeply gratified that the court of appeals has freed Citizens United from Colorado’s irrationally discriminatory campaign speech restrictions.”
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