Q&A with Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig talked about his latest book about the influence of money on Congress, in which he argued that large amounts of money,… read more

Lawrence Lessig talked about his latest book about the influence of money on Congress, in which he argued that large amounts of money, fueled by recent changes in campaign finance rules, can secure legislative influence in the U.S. government. He criticized powerful business interests that sponsor corporate lobbyists and suggested that widespread citizen mobilization and a new Constitutional Convention would allow people to regain control of “the corrupted but redeemable representational system.” He also talked about clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court, and Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court. He offered views on the Obama administration’s accomplishments, and the influence his father had upon him while growing up in central Pennsylvania.

Lawrence Lessig earned a B.A. and B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale University. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 20, 2011
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Nov 21, 2011

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  • Nov 20, 2011 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 2011 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 21, 2011 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
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