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    Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance

    Professor Lawrence Lessig talked about his proposals for a “New Hampshire rebellion against corruption” and for Congress to call a convention to address the influence of money…

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    Political Campaign Donors

    Kenneth Vogel talked about campaign spending strategies for the 2016 presidential race, focusing on the largest donors and the political action committee’s they were expected to be…

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    Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar. The case involved campaign finance regulations in judicial races and whether the First Amendment protects…

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    Citizens United Campaign Financing Decision

    Representatives of eight public interest organizations participated in panel discussions on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In the case the Supreme Court ruled that the…

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    Financing Judicial Elections

    Panelists talked about the Supreme Court case Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. At issue in the case is whether a ban on solicitation of campaign donations by judicial candidates in state…

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    Financing Judicial Campaigns

    Panelists talked about Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, which affects financing judicial campaigns. The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear oral argument on January 20, 2015, on…

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    After Words with Lindsay Mark Lewis

    Lindsay Mark Lewis talked about his book, Political Mercenaries: The Inside Story of How Fundraisers Allowed Billionaires to Take Over Politics, about the ways political parties and…

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    Impact of Campaign Spending

    Bill Allison talked about how campaign spending impacted the outcomes of the 2014 midterm elections and what precedents were set for the 2016 elections.

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    Campaign Finance Regulation

    Panelists talked about the complexities and transparency issues associated with campaign financing. They focused on outside funding of campaigns since the Supreme Court ruling in…

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    Newsmakers with Rob Engstrom

    Rob Engstrom talked about the role of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the 2014 midterm elections. The Wall Street Journal said that the Chamber was the nonprofit group that had spent…

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    Campaign Spending in the 2014 Midterm Election

    Sheila Krumholz talked about overall campaign spending in the 2014 elections.She discussed spending by political parties and outside interest groups, some of the most expensive races, and…

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    Newsmakers with Dawn Laguens

    Dawn Laguens talked about the role of Planned Parenthood Action Fund in the 2014 midterm elections and how and where they were spending their money. She discussed how the issue of…

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    Newsmakers with Ty Matsdorf

    Ty Matsdorf talked about the Senate Majority PAC’s (political action committee) efforts to protect the Democratic majority in the Senate. The PAC, which is close to Senate Majority…

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    Money in Election Campaigns

    Shira Center talked about the amount of money raised and spent by congressional committees and major interest groups in the 2014 midterm elections. Political ads were shown for the…

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    Book Discussion on When Money Speaks

    Ronald K. L. Collins talked about his book, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment, in which he looks at the Supreme Court’s ruling…

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    Senator Cornyn on Campaign Contributions

    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about a proposed constitutional amendment on campaign finance, saying what Democrats really wanted was publicly-funded elections.

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    Senator Durbin on Campaign Contributions

    Senator Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to limit campaign contributions.

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    Ballot Initiatives and Referenda In 2014 Midterm Elections

    Reid Wilson talked about notable ballot initiatives and referenda in this year’s midterm elections, and the total campaign spending on the approximately 125 ballot questions facing…

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    Campaign Fundraising

    Joe Lestingi and Joanna Burgos talked about how congressional and presidential candidates use fundraising to raise the money they need to run a multi-million dollar election operations.…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Commentary, Part 2

    Mike Doyle talked about a U.S. Supreme Court case about campaign finance rules and caps on campaign funding. He talked about the outcome and long-term effects of the case McCutcheon v.…

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