Citizens United and American Democracy
Co-Hosted By The GAGE Program and the Campaign Finance Institute
On October 18, the GAGE program co-hosted a special panel with the Campaign Finance Institute on Citizens United v. FEC in Washington, D.C. The panel engaged campaign finance experts, journalists, political theorists, and historians to discuss this controversial case and the legislation that has been proposed to amend it, and the critical relationship between campaign expenditures and American democracy.
Panelists and respondents included Gerald Berk, University of Oregon; Allison Hayward, Center for Competitive Politics; Michael Malbin, Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute; Peter Overby, NPR’s Washington Correspondent on Power, Money, and Influence; Spencer Overton, The George Washington University Law School; Trevor Potter, founding President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center; and Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University.
Sidney Milkis, White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics and Assistant Director for Democracy & Governance Studies at the Miller Center, served as moderator.
Click here to read the CFI Report on the Impact of Citizens United.