FILE -- In this July 31, 2009 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a joint news conference with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court rehears a case today with a major bearing on next year's congressional elections.
Two precedents now limit the amount of corporate and union money in elections. The justices decided to use a case involving a critical, 90-minute movie about Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid to consider whether to ease those restrictions.
The focus will be on the willingness of two conservatives, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, to overrule the earlier decisions.
Movie supporters argue federal law is wrongly preventing corporations and unions from airing their views.
It's the first case for the newest justice, Sonia Sotomayor.