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2009-2010 Supreme Court Term
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  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
  (1) Whether the Court has jurisdiction to hear this appeal in light of a federal law allowing a direct appeal to the Justices "in any civil action, suit or proceeding required by an act of Congress to be heard and determined by a district court of three judges." (2) Whether restrictions on broadcast of ads to promote a critical campaign film about presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton violate the First Amendment.
  United States v. Stevens
  Whether 18 U.S.C. § 48’s ban on knowingly selling depictions of animal cruelty with the intention of placing those depictions in interstate commerce for commercial gain violates the First Amendment.
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