From Public Campaign: Citizens United, One Year Later

One Year after Citizens United:
Lessons from 2010 and Implications for 2012

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations, labor unions, and certain non-profits could spend unregulated funds running advertisements to promote the election or defeat of federal candidates. This stands as a seminal moment, for good or bad, in our politics and campaign finance jurisprudence.

Public Campaign will host a forum on the one-year anniversary of the decision, with leading advocates on opposite sides of the campaign finance spectrum set to discuss what Citizens United meant for the 2010 mid-term elections and its implications for elections to come.

Speakers
Lawrence Lessig
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Michael Boos
Vice President and General Counsel, Citizens United

Discussants:
Cleta Mitchell
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Spencer Overton
Professor of Law, The George Washington University School of Law

Moderator
Amy Walter
Political Director, ABC News

When:
Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Where
Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North (Room 268)
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.