Citizens United Two Years Later: Money and Politics in 2012

January 23, 2012
Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, easing decades-old limits on their participation in federal campaigns.
At the event, E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution moderated a discussion with leading thinkers and advocates about the future of campaign finance reform as well as the latest developments on efforts to amend the Constitution to reverse the Supreme Court’s holding that corporations are people with free speech rights.
Opening remarks by Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and panel discussion featuring:
  • Moderator, E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Jeff Clements, Co-Founder and General Counsel, Free Speech For People
  • Melanie Sloan, Executive Director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
  • Monica Youn, Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow, NYU School of Law 
Closing remarks by Andrew Blotky, Director, Legal Progress