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Supplemental Briefs in Citizens United

Here is the Citizens United supplemental brief and here is the United States supplemental brief in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (08-205). (Thanks to Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog for the petitioner’s brief.)

Citizens United argued that the Court’s existing political speech framework and anti-distortion rationale is unworkable and that Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce should be overruled. The Federal Election Commission argued that this case is an unsuitable vehicle for overruling the Court’s precedent in Austin and the relevant part of McConnell v. FEC, which the appellee believed were rightly decided.