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December 14, 2007 - New York Sun

CITIZENS UNITED SUES FEDS OVER AD RULES

A conservative group, Citizens United, is suing to overturn the restrictions imposed on so-called issue advertisements that mention federal candidates. The rules, part of the so-called McCain-Feingold law passed in 2002, require the disclosure of all donors who help pay for such broadcast or cable ads in the 30 days before a primary and the 60 days before a general election.

Citizens United asked a three-judge panel in Washington for an injunction that would permit the political group to run television ads promoting a movie critical of Senator Clinton, without complying with the rules.

One proposed ad includes a former adviser to President Clinton, Dick Morris, describing Mrs. Clinton as "the closest thing we have in America to a European socialist."

A spokesman for the defendant in the case, the Federal Election Commission, said it does not comment on pending litigation.

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