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Other Decisions Decision 08-205 (21/01/2010)

Authority: Supreme Court of the United States

Date: 01/21/2010

Subject: The Supreme Court of the United States asserts the illegitimacy of the legislation limits (2 U.S.C. §441b.) imposed to corporations and associations with regard to the use of their own funds in order to spread, in an independent way, “bulletins of electoral nature”, in virtue of the right to freedom of expression, as provided by the First Amendment.

Parties: Citizens United c/ Federal Election Commission

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression

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