Citizens United v. F.E.C (2010)

The Supreme Court. Photo by TIm Sackton, Creative Commons

Supreme Court Decision.

The Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision ruled that Congress’s limitation of electioneering by independent groups in the days near an election were a violation of free speech.

Listen to the audio clip and consider the questions that follow.




1. What was the goal of the Citizens United film?

2. What was the ruling of the Court? How close was the Supreme Court’s decision?

3. Do you feel the Court made the right ruling?  Why or why not?