Court says yes to gun case, no to anti-Clinton group

The Supreme Court granted two certs this morning, but made more news about a case it declined to take up: a petition by a conservative group that sought to air an anti-Hillary Clinton movie without the restrictions of campaign finance laws.

By declining to take up Citizens United v. FEC, the Court allowed to stand a Court of Appeals ruling that the group, Citizens United, must attach disclaimers and disclose donors before running the 90-minute “Hillary: The Movie.”

The Court also denied to hear an appeal brought by AARP challenging a federal policy that allows employers to reduce health care benefits for employees when they reach the age of Medicare eligibility in AARP v. EEOC.

The Court did agree to take up the case of U.S. v. Hayes, which considers whether a man with a prior battery conviction arising out of a domestic incident can be charged under a federal law banning possession of firearms following conviction of a domestic violence offense.

It also granted certiorari in Pearson v. Callahan, considering whether police may enter a home without a search warrant when an informant already is inside and sees evidence of a crime.

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