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Citizens United: Stop using name to protest ruling

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MADISON (AP) -- The group at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark campaign finance ruling is asking a Wisconsin group to stop using its name in a campaign to overturn it.

A lawyer for Citizens United has sent a letter asking the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to stop using its name in a campaign called, "Citizens United Against Citizens United."

Citizen United says the use of its name infringes on its trademarks and must stop.

Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says its online petition and Facebook group are a protest of the court's decision that corporations and unions can use their general treasuries to influence elections.

He says it's ironic that Citizens United is trying to stifle free speech.

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