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  • Campaign Finance and Free Speech
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    Campaign Finance and Free Speech

    Two legal analysts debated the merits of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United ruling that gave corporations and labor unions the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns.…

  • Campaign Finance Oral Arguments
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    Campaign Finance Oral Arguments

    During a break in oral arguments on a case involving campaign finance legislation, advocates for both sides of the argument spoke to reporters outside the Supreme Court about the case and…

  • Financing Primary Elections
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    Financing Primary Elections

    Participants talked about a recent report on the role of big money in the 2002 primary elections. The report examined which candidates raised significant amounts of money and the sources of…

  • emBuckley v Valeoem Debate
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    Buckley v. Valeo Debate

    The participants, including Mr. Gora who was an attorney in the case, debated the 1976 Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo which held that campaign contributions are a form of free…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Guests discussed political action committees and proposals to require public financing of campaigns. Miller recently wrote that election 1994 is the “Year of the Millionaire.” She favors public…

  • PAC Spending in 1992
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    PAC Spending in 1992

    Mr. Bonifaz discussed the role of private money in campaigns and in determining legislative priorities. He indicated that this is one of the greatest problems “plaguing our political…

  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Mr. Bonifaz discussed the constitutional issues behind the campaign finance reform package currently before the Senate. He argued in favor of total public financing for elections, arguing…