The riddle of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission... The missing February 22, 2010 Judgment...
Citizens United v Federal Election Commission presumably accorded corporations First Amendment rights. However, the First Amendment right of the people, for access to valid and effectual records of the Supreme Court of the United States, is denied.
Los Angeles, March 25 - Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (08-205) is no doubt one of the landmark decisions of the US Supreme Court. It was reported to have accorded corporations First Amendment rights. However, a valid and effectual copy of the February 22, 2010 Judgment in the case - a historic document - is yet to be discovered...
Review of online records of the US Supreme Court  shows:
- The journal for January 21, 2010, the date of the presumed decision, is missing the typical introductory remark, found in many (but not all) seatings of the court, regarding certification and entry of the orders and decisions.
- For example, on January 25, 2010, the immediate next seating of the Court, the introductory remark says:
- The online docket of Citizens United v Federal Election Commission says:
- Request was forwarded to parties in the case, for a copy of the judgment, which was supposed to have been noticed and served. One party responded that the February 22, 2010 Judgment was neither served nor noticed, in apparent violation of Due Process rights. No party responded that a February 22, 2010 Judgment was either noticed or served.
- The US Department of Justice, in response to a Freedom of Information request for the February 22, 2010 Judgment, responded that "The Civil Division does not maintain records relating to that case."
- Previous attempts to discover valid and effectual judicial records in paper court files of the US Supreme Court uniformly failed. Access to the electronic records of the US Supreme Court was and is denied, in apparent violation of First Amendment rights.