As Twitchy reported in September, the makers of “Rocky Mountain Heist,” a film critical of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his fellow Democrats, met a setback in court with a decision that required the group to disclose its donors and label the film as an electioneering communication under state law. Citizens United and its attorney Ted Olson argued that the nonprofit political organization deserved the same free-speech protections afforded to newspapers and television stations.
That wrong was righted today in a federal appeals court, which ruled that the film can be aired without disclosing its financers.
David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United, said in a statement, “Our film and its message are at the core of political speech protected by the First Amendment. For far too long Colorado’s campaign finance laws have burdened some speakers while protecting others. Today’s ruling is an important first step in overturning this discriminatory law.”