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Hillary Clinton movie: Political advertising or free speech?

A panel of US Supreme Court Judges are deliberating over whether or not Hillary: the Movie is a political ad warranting regulation or an exercise in free speech that does not. So far, the justices agree that the film is biased, but are divided over whether or not it is a 'true' documentary. The ruling could have implications for other media such as campaign books like President Barak Obama's The Audacity of Hope.
March 27, 2009

A panel of US Supreme Court Judges are deliberating over whether or not Hillary: the Movie is a political ad warranting regulation or an exercise in free speech that does not. So far, the justices agree that the film is biased, but are divided over whether or not it is a ‘true’ documentary. The ruling could have implications for other media such as campaign books like President Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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