The justices' review of the slashing documentary financed by longtime critics of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could bring more than just a thumbs up or thumbs down. It may settle the question of whether the government can regulate a politically charged film as a campaign ad.What is sauce for the chubby goose (Michael Moore and Fahrenhite 451) ) surely should be sauce for the gander (Republican film makers). But not for the US Supreme Court (I'm too lazy to see who appointed them).
G.W. Bush faced an unprecented barrage of individual and organizational films, shorts, parodies (think SNL) and various other slanders - including a TV show dedicated to make him look ridiculous.
If this decision is passed, the precedent will be set that Free Speech applies when used aby liberals against conservatives, but not the reverse.