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Reply briefs in Citizens United

Citizens United on Wednesday filed its reply brief  in Citizens United v. FEC (08-205), on constitutional issues surrounding federal campaign finance law as it applies to business corporations.  The filing is here.  The Federal Election Commission’s filing is here.  These two documents will complete briefing on the added constitutional question the Court raised in the case on June 29, after hearing the case on statutory issues.

The Court will hold an 80-minute hearing on the case in a special sitting on Wednesday, Sept. 9.  The case is considered part of the Court’s work in the 2008 Term.


Meanwhile, the federal government on Wednesday also filed its reply brief in a case on the constitutionality of the federal law making it a crime to depict animal cruelty in videos and other forms.  The brief in U.S. v. Stevens (08-769) is here. The case is scheduled for argument at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6.