James Bopp is the man behind the formation of End Citizens United. He has tirelessly worked to ensure that the organization is a success. At one time, when appearing before a federal judge, James Bopp was made the laughing stalk by the audience, counsel, judge and all those who were present in court that day.
During this time, the lawyer for End Citizens United was making his submissions on why his client should be granted orders to play a video. The 90 minutes film featured the former secretary of state and US presidential candidate on a Democrat ticket, Hillary Clinton. The content of the movie is the procedure and conduct of elections.
The film depicted Hillary Clinton as a western schemer and a ruthless European strategist. Once the film was released for viewing to the general public, the federal authorities placed a caveat on the film. The producer was banned from producing, distributing and playing the video until the campaign period was over. One of the main reason that was advanced for the ban was the length of the video. The authorities found out that the film was 90 minutes long and the content was therefore declared too long to serve the purpose.
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Bopp was aggrieved by the decision and decided to petition the federal court to review the decision. He argued that the film was no different from a 60 minutes movie. On hearing the comparison, the federal judge laughed off at the comparison according to opensecrets.org. Bopp’s line of argument was that as the content creators, the elections federal authorities would have invoked the rights to first amendment protection before making a caveat.
Two years later, the Supreme Court sitting in the United States overturned the decision of the lower court. In its judgment, the apex court upheld almost all the arguments being advanced by James Bopp and his company. Since the actions of the apex court are legally binding under the doctrine of Stare Decisis, a case law was made on how campaign processes are funded.
James Bopp through his organization, the End Citizens United, is determined to ensure that all financial regulation laws are reviewed. The agenda for the change of the law is guided by the spirit and letter of the constitution, bill of rights and by strict adherence to the rule of law. Some of the specific legislation that End Citizens United seeks to overturn has been made on indigent and obscure cases. The company engages in thorough research before lodging a case in court. Remember, you will need to have a very substantive case in court if you want to file an appeal or challenge any set of law in the courts. Despite his achievements, James Bopp claims that he is far from completion, he will not relent until unfavorable laws are repealed.
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