The Supreme Court's recent ruling in Citizens United v. FEC has focused America's attention on the growing influence of corporate power in our democracy, including the potential influx of hundreds of millions of corporate profits to support or oppose candidates running for election. According to recent polls, most Americans disagree with the five justices in the majority by a wide margin and instead believe, as Justice Stevens argued in dissent, that the decision wrongly grants corporations the same political speech rights as individual American citizens and represents an outrageous misinterpretation of the First Amendment. Join the panelists as they discuss the impact of the decision and the process, necessity, and efficacy of a constitutional amendment movement to address it.
- The Honorable Joseph Neguse, Attorney at Holland & Hart, and CU Regent
- Marge Baker, Attorney, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program of People For the American Way Foundation
- John Bonifaz, Attorney, Legal Director of Voter Action, and founder of the National Voting Rights Institute
- Roxana Orrell, Attorney, member of the National Lawyers Guild Executive Council who also serves on the Move to Amend Steering Committee
- Welcome by N. Lauryn Boston, Law Students, CU School of Law
- Local update by Jenny Flanagan, Attorney and Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause
RSVP to PFAWF.Colorado@gmail.com. CLE credit is available.