Panel: One Year After Citizens United
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.