The crucial moment in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case -- decided last week in a landmark 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court -- may have come in November 2008, when Citizens United decided to hire Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Theodore Olson to argue the case at the Court. By replacing its original counsel with Olson, the group aggressively ramped up the constitutional issues in the case, making it much more likely the high court would make history in its ruling.
Risky Strategy Leads to Big High Court Win
The National Law Journal
January 25, 2010